Venezuelan boxing world champion kills himself in prison

09:00, April 20, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Venezuelan boxer Edwin Valero, world champion of the World Council of Boxing hung himself on Monday in his cell at the Valencia prison in Carabobo state, where he was imprisoned after killing his wife.

According to the state-run TV channel Venezolana de Television, Valero hung himself at about 1:30 a.m. local time (0600 GMT), using his clothes and the grids of his cell.

When being taken to the medical care in the prison, Valero was still alive, but later he died for mechanical suffocation, director of the Scientific, Penal and Criminal Investigations Corps (CICPC), Wilmer Flores Trosell told the T.V. channel.

On Sunday morning, Valero went to the lobby of a hotel in Valencia where he was staying, and he admitted having killed his wife Jennifer Carolina Vieira, local press said.

According to the press, Valero was detained without resistance and taken to the police station of Carabobo.

Meanwhile, the CICPC started an administrative investigation on the police agents who were guarding Valero in prison.



  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion