Edwin Valero Commits Suicide

Venezuelan Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores confirmed that former boxing champ Edwin Valero has killed himself in his jail cell. Valero was found dead at 1:30 am today, he tied his clothes to a cell bar and hanged himself. Valero was found by another inmate, who alerted authorities. Valero still showed signs of life, but they were unable to save him, Flores told the Associated Press. Edwin Valero was arrested yesterday for killing his wife Jennifer Valero..

Edwin Valero Arrested For Murder

Edwin Valero was arrested Sunday on suspicion of murdering his wife in his home nation of Venezuela. The body of Jennifer Viera de Valero, 24, was found in a hotel room in Valencia early Sunday morning. Valero and his wife arrived at the hotel on Saturday night April 17th at approximately 11:00 pm. They requested a room for the night. At 5:30 am, the boxer went down to the lobby area and confessed to the crime to security personnel. The wife had reportedly been stabbed several times in the neck. Immediately, the crime was reported to members of the Carabobo Police who showed up at the hotel. Valero was arrested moments later and transferred to the General Command of Police of Carabobo.

Article posted on 19.04.2010

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