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Former Boxing Champ Commits Suicide, Police Say
Former boxing champ Edwin Valero committed suicide in his jail cell on Monday just hours after he was arrested in his wife's killing, police said.
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Valero's Arrest

April 18, 2010: Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero walks after being arrested in a police station in Valencia, west of Caracas. Valero admitted killing his wife and was arrested on Sunday, police and judicial authorities said. The attorney-general's office said in a statement Valero, 28, confessed to murdering Jennifer Carolina Viera de Valero, 24, overnight at the InterContinental hotel in Valencia.

Source: Reuters

Boxer Detained

April 18, 2010: Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero walks at a police station in Valencia, about 93 miles west of Caracas. 

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Valero Victory

Feb. 6, 2010: Edwin Valero, of Venezuela, celebrates his victory over Mexico's Antonio DeMarco at a WBC lightweight title fight in Monterrey, Mexico. Valero won on a TKO after DeMarco sat in his corner and declined to come out for the 10th round. On Valero's chest is a tattoo of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez and his nation's flag.

Source: Reuters

Former Champ

December 4, 2007: Champion Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero wipes his forehead during a training session in Maywood, California outside Los Angeles. Valero hanged himself early on April 19, 2010 after being arrested for killing his wife, local media said.

Source: Reuters

Lightweight Champ

December 18, 2009: Venezuelan WBC Lightweight champion boxer Edwin "El Inca" Valero poses ahead of a WBC fight in La Guaira. 

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Former Boxing Champ Commits Suicide, Police Say

Former boxing champ Edwin Valero committed suicide in his jail cell on Monday just hours after he was arrested in his wife's killing, police said.

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