When undertalented and overtough boxer Arturo Gatti was found dead in a Brazilian hotel in July 2009, police initially charged his stripper-wife Amanda Rodrigues with murder. Rodrigues, it was suspected, had strangled her husband with the strap of her purse as he slept. Three weeks later, the Brazilian cops let Rodrigues walk out of jail and changed the cause of death to suicide (hanging by purse strap).
Suicide seemed like a stretch. So Gatti's manager, Pat Lynch, commissioned pathologists to conduct an independent forensic investigation. On Wendesday, Lynch held a press conference at a New Jersey gym to reveal a result that everyone knew was coming: Gatti was indeed murdered.