So the Brazilian authorities, who had been virtually certain that Arturo GattiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s wife was responsible for his murder, have now surmised that his death at the age of 38 was a suicide, which adds up perfectly, right?
SureÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ until you find out that the Brazilian authorities apparently ran an incomplete investigation.
And until you find out that a second autopsy commissioned by GattiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family has not ruled out homicide.
And until you hear that the Gatti family brought a computer to the cops, saying it had pertinent information regarding his death.
And until you realize that three weeks ago, a new will was created that gave GattiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s entire fortune to his wife, Amanda Rodrigues. That leaves nothing for GattiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s family, including his mother and kids. In the CSI world, I believe they call that a motive.
And until you think about the logistics. Generally, a suicide attempt would not consist of both a stab wound in the back of the head, and a hanging (with his wifeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s purse strap). It would seem that those events are mutually exclusive.
I understand that depression is a disease, and that itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s hard for us to fathom what leads someone to reach the depths that cause them to end their own life. I understand that. But I just canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see Arturo Gatti, who embraced life to the fullest, as wanting to check out early. I just canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t come to grips with that idea. Neither can his friends and family .
At the Jersey City memorial for Gatti, which I had hoped to attend but was unable to, his 3-year-old daughter brought tears to everyoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s eyes by singing to her father, who she said was Ã¢â‚¬Å“in the clouds.Ã¢â‚¬Â
They then rang the ring bell 9 times Ã¢â‚¬â€œ not 10, since heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll never be knocked out. And itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s true, the fight continues, though now it is for the truth about what happened to him in Brazil.
They say it couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have physically been a one-woman operation, something I tend to agree with, but that there was no electronic evidence of someone else entering the room.
What if he was already there?
Okay, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll leave the forensics to the experts. Just suffice it to say that you can count me among those that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t think we have all the answers yet about what really went on in that hotel room in Brazil.
Sadly, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not certain if weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll ever have all the answers.