July 13, 2009

"Boxing legend Arturo Gatti's sexy stripper-wife choked the life out of him with her purse strap while he slept in a swanky Brazilian resort..."

So say the cops.
The stunner's eyes were hidden by giant designer sunglasses as she walked to a police cruiser in low-rise blue jeans and a clingy white top that showed off the toned physique that first caught Gatti's eye.

The busty bombshell's purse was found stained with blood in their rented apartment at the luxurious Dorisol Resort in the turquoise-water paradise town of Porto de Galinhas....

Authorities detained the tight-bodied beauty early yesterday because of contradictions in her story when she was first questioned...
The stunner... the busty bombshell... the tight-bodied beauty... Soon to be: the lovely lifer, the comely convict, etc. etc.

She's pretty, but, apparently, she murdered a man... with a purse strap...

UPDATE: The death is ruled a suicide, on the theory that it "would have been impossible for her to suspend and hang a man of that size."

57 comments:

Invisible Man said...

For anybody whose a boxing fan like myself, Gatti was just one of the true warriors in all of sports. The Gatti-Ward trilogy was as epic as it comes and is up there with the great sporting rivalries of the last 30 odd years.

On another note, us men have now officially been warned!

AllenS said...

True warrior, done in by woman with purse.

Lem said...

This guy could take unbelievable punishment in the ring.

What gives?

The Drill SGT said...

She must have really liked the purse.

I admit to being surprised about the murder weapon. No matter how asleep, and how prepared she was, I would be leary of attempting to strangle a champion boxer. Things can go wrong and it takes more than a few seconds.

With a knife, you might get tossed off sure, but the knife strike is going to significantly weaken the opponent at the least, and ultmately any well pleaced slice or stbb will prove fatal in seconds if not minutes.

On the other hand, you have to suspect a crime of passion and those are not well thought out. Hence keeping a blood stained purse.

Paul Zrimsek said...

Did the dame slip him a mickey first?

traditionalguy said...

Another example of death caused by the culture of purse straps. The Government needs to confiscate all purse straps to protect men from tight bodied strippers. If she had not had such easy access to that purse strap, Gatti would still be alive today.

Invisible Man said...

True warrior, done in by woman with purse.

Like Ali, if you had witnessed some of the abuse that he's taken just to the head, you'd wonder how he wasn't just a complete vegetable at this point. It probably wouldn't take but a few seconds of choking to have the complete blood flow to his brain stop.

Lem said...

The English language works in mysterious ways.

A boxer’s money winnings are called a purse.

The woman (looked at from the context of the story) you could say was another purse.

And then there was the bloody purse.

Sheepman said...

I'm skeptical. Look at his well muscled neck and look at her thin arms.

At some point during the choking he's going to wake up and try to break the choke hold. No way that she could stop him from doing that, unless he was under the influence of some powerful sedatives.

David said...

Did he look at her ass in a demeaning manner?

Lem said...

No way that she could stop him from doing that, unless he was under the influence of some powerful sedatives.

Making the Brooks “entire dinner” groping story all the more implausible ;)

The Drill SGT said...

At some point during the choking he's going to wake up and try to break the choke hold. No way that she could stop him from doing that, unless he was under the influence of some powerful sedatives.

drugs? alcohol?

IMHO, if he is face down and she can get the strap under his head, using it as a garrotte is possible. kneeling on his back or straddling him would be required, and she would lean back. Obviously whatever position, she needed to avoid his hands. I dont see that happening unless he was face down

Lem said...

Maybe it’s a sex gone bad deal.
I do seem to remember him all bloodied in all the fights I saw.

ricpic said...

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Sheepman said...

IMHO, if he is face down and she can get the strap under his head, using it as a garrotte is possible. kneeling on his back or straddling him would be required, and she would lean back.

Sounds feasible, but wouldn't that require some training on her part? As a processional boxer he's going to have an exceptionally strong neck and great explosive power. Unless she was well versed in martial arts, I doubt she could handle that.

Also, there's going to be a lot of pressure on the purse strap, I think a simple plastic one would break.

Lem said...

The violence had been a prelude to sex between consenting adults.

Until one day, ladies and gentleman of the jury, it all went terribly wrong.

Lem said...

In March 2009, Gatti was charged with assaulting his then girlfriend Amanda Rodrigues, but failed to appear in court. When he appeared April 17, he was released on bail and was ordered to stay 200 meters from Rodrigues.

That’s a little over two football fields ;)

ironrailsironweights said...

It appears that she whacked him over the head with a blunt object from behind, and strangled him with the purse strap while he was unconscious. There's no way in creation she could have strangled him while he was conscious.

Peter

Bissage said...

Amanda Rodrigues would have committed the perfect crime if only she had left the purse strap wrapped around her husband’s genitals.

Crimso said...

"Did the dame slip him a mickey first?"

Good one (though we probably shouldn't crack wise about a murder). There was a time when I would have had your comment go through my brain in Bogart's voice. Having watched and rewatched "Miller's Crossing" a number of times in recent months, it was Gabriel Byrne instead. And now, thanks to you, I'll be hearing it all day (along with the other voices).

rhhardin said...

It looks like a murder-suicide gone wrong to me.

Always do the murder first.

bearbee said...

Samson and Delilah.

Was he drugged? While he was asleep did she tie his arms to the bed so he could not resist or grab her?

Brazilian women in the news.

NKVD said...

A life of wealth, earned by violence, ends in violence. Hope that was worth it.

goesh said...

Good God! - drunk and passed out and throttled to death!

Dad Bones said...

When I was young I was robbed by two young spooks who choked me with a rope. I know, it hardly compares to the rugged boxer and his wife, but I learned that I didn't like having a tourniquet on my neck and was willing to pay good money to have it removed.

David said...

NKVD said...

A life of wealth, earned by violence, ends in violence. Hope that was worth it.

So he deserved it! Because he was a boxer? Where's the empathy?

Dust Bunny Queen said...

Sometimes the writer should avoid alliteration. Sounds like the reporter had read one too many Mickey Spillane detective pulps.

Busty Bombshell?

NKVD said...

I have no idea if he deserved it - just observed the arc of his life story.

I am empty of empathy. So I do not seek, nor will I accept, nomination to the Supreme Court.

TMink said...

"I am empty of empathy."

I concur with your assessment.

Trey

EDH said...

First I look at the purse!

Some fellas look at the eyes
Some fellas look at the nose
Some fellas look at the size
Some fellas look at the clothes
I don't care if her eyes are red
I don't care if her nose is long
I don't care if she's underfed
I don't care if her clothes are worn

First I look at the purse!

traditionalguy said...

I suspect that she did not really love him.

NKVD said...

Loved him to death, as the saying goes...

dbp said...

I think you would wake-up if your breathing was obstructed. If she choked more gently and just cut-off blood to the brain at first then he wouldn't wake-up.

We practiced this kind of choke-hold in Judo and you quite painlessly black-out when it is applied. This contrasts with the choke-holds we practiced in Marine basic training. Those block the windpipe and hurt like hell. You don't pass out quickly, but you can't yell for help--which is the point of that hold.

Baron Zemo said...

My dear lady this is just another stripper related fatality.

They come in threes.

After Quarterback McNair and Boxer Gatti I fear for Ex-President Clinton.

AllenS said...

Alright! Stick 'em up! I have a purse strap in my pocket! Don't make me use it!

Baron Zemo said...

However all in all it is clearly preferable to a tawdry relationship with an egomaniacal spinster educator.

Most of all to feared in one who still has a firm grasp of both the purse and the apron strings.

Beware you fool!

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha.

former law student said...

Pretty is as pretty does. But boxers above all should not hit their wives.

"Busty" is the wrong word. From my pixel-by-pixel analysis of the picture she's only a B cup. For calibration purposes, I would consider JAC's girlfriend to be busty.

two young spooks

Been a long time since I heard that particular ethnic slur.

Lem said...

She found out the purse was strapped of cash. and then one thing led to another.

Baron Zemo said...

My dear boy they were minions of the CIA.

Senator Durbin has started an investigation.

avwh said...

"Carl Moretti, who promoted many of Gatti's fights, said he always worried the 37-year-old former Jersey City star spent too much time in strip clubs picking up the wrong women."

Yeah, he'd still be alive if he'd picked up only the "right women" in strip clubs.

John Lynch said...

Yeah, it seems weird that she could strangle him.

However, I can think of a few ways. She could have had leverage or found a way to use her body weight.

Speculation, but it's not impossible for a much smaller person to strangle a larger one.

Don't discount evidence just because it seems "wrong." If the evidence is that something happened, that's probably closer to the truth than a narrative that makes more sense but has no proof. Something "wrong" is a good reason to look for more evidence, but is never a reason to ignore evidence you have.

former law student said...

he'd still be alive if he'd picked up only the "right women" in strip clubs.

You laugh, but one of my fellow law students was a devoted wife and mother who had worked as a stripper to pay for college. She graduated Order of the Coif and has a solo practice today.

Yeah, it seems weird that she could strangle him.

I got an idea over the weekend. A young friend of mine overcelebrated his birthday and passed out. Maybe the boxer was unconscious when she choked him.

Baron Zemo said...

My dear law student.

Please do not mention that person again.

You will be deleted as I have been.

She is after all just another pitiful attempt at a beard.

Ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha,ha!

tim maguire said...

She's pretty, but, apparently, she murdered a man... with a purse strap...

Damn! That IS sexy.

But it's very hard to believe. As with many others here, I have to wonder, is the toxicology report out yet?

Jennifer said...

If you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pret-ty woman your wife...

Smilin' Jack said...

She could have had leverage or found a way to use her body weight.

Oh please--that woman could never strangle that man. She used another weapon first--there was blood on the purse--then used the strap to make sure he was dead. That's what any sensible person would do.

AllenS said...

Old adage: Don't bring a knife, to a gun fight.

New adage: I've got a purse strap, don't make me use it.

AllenS said...

When you bed a woman, well, from something nonthreatening, like the local food co-op, you could probably sleep soundly, but when you bring one home from the local strip club, probably, it would be a good idea to sleep with one eye open.

Words of wisdom.

NKVD said...

Trust me, Jennifer, ugly women can kill you, too.

Baron Zemo said...

Very true.

Just slowly.

Inch by inch.

NKVD said...

Or quickly, when you bleed out due to having gnawed your arm off...

amba said...

How do you get blood from strangling someone with a purse strap?

NKVD said...

Hit them in the head with a blunt object first - head wounds bleed profusely.

Parker Smith said...

Purse straps don't kill people.

Tight-bodied strippers kill people.

Support the right to keep and bear purses!

(but I guess in this case, she DID pry it from his cold, dead hands...)

James Wigderson said...

I'm still trying to figure out the "busty" part.

Nichevo said...

Easy. She tied it around his neck, didn't stay there holding on like in a movie. She put a slipknot or something in the purse strap, got it around his head (or looped it and then tied the knot), pulled the noose TIGHT, and jumped away while he thrashed, tried to claw it off his neck, and ultimately succumbed. Every struggle would have consumed more oxygen and taken him out faster.

No? Unpossible?

Of course there is info missing which would make this more or less believable.

SissyCarlF said...

It'd pretty easy for her to snuff Gatti out if he was that drunk.

He's passed out drunk (she probably encouraged Gatti to drink more that night), then, as we're led to believe by the police, she stabs/hits him in back of the neck, then he's lying face down, she straddles him, puts the leather strap around his neck and pulls, almost like a sleeper-hold.
Only she kept pulling until he was toast.

And even worse, it now looks like authorities are viewing this as a SUICIDE. She's either fucking the coroner, the police or both.

The ironic thing about this...is that Gatti, for all his mega-tough fights...was finally taken out by a 23-yr old stripper.