Monday, April 19

Police Report: Ex-boxing Champion Valero Killed Self

According to authority, former boxing champion Edwin Valero has committed suicide in his jail cell just hours after he was arrested in Venezuela in connection with his wife's killing.

Police said that the former lightweight champion used his own clothes to hang himself in his cell early Monday. He had tied his clothes to a cell bar as reported by Venezuelan Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores. Wilmer added that another inmate alerted authorities in the police lockup in north-central Carabobo state. Valero still showed signs of life, but they were unable to save him.

Edwin Valero at the age of 28-year was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife, Jennifer Viera, the gravest in a string of problems that had threatened to derail his career. Read More
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