Investigator stands by Gatti suicide verdict



SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian investigator says he still thinks boxer Arturo Gatti killed himself in 2009 at a beach resort but says officials will look again at the case.

Investigator Paulo Alberes told reporters in Pernambuco state, where Gatti was found dead, that the police investigation was solid. He says in the two years since Gatti’s death, he has not seen evidence to persuade him that the boxer was murdered.

Alberes and a prosecutor spoke Friday after a team of private investigators hired by Gatti’s former manager made public in the U.S. that they concluded the boxer was killed.

Gatti’s wife, Amanda Rodrigues, was arrested after his death and police said they suspected she killed him.

About three weeks after he died, they ruled Gatti killed himself.