Amanda Rodrigues, the 23-year old widow of Arturo Gatti once suspected in his untimely death, failed in her bid for $150,000 in a Montreal court. From The Canadian Press:
The widow of late boxing champion Arturo Gatti has been awarded $40,000 to cover legal fees and child-care costs, but her fight with his family over his sizable fortune looks set to go the distance.
The sum falls far short of the $150,000 advance that Amanda Rodrigues was seeking from Gatti's estate.
And in another blow to the 23-year-old Brazilian native, Superior Court Justice Paul Chaput concluded in his ruling Thursday that custody of the couple's dog is not an urgent matter for the time being.
Chaput awarded Rodrigues $30,000 to cover legal fees and $10,000 in eventual child-care costs for their son, Arturo Jr.
But the stakes in the bitter dispute are way higher - as in $6 milion, the estimated worth of Gatti's estate.
She also will receive $2,500 per month to care for the couple's son, who is roughly a year old.
This is such a sad case all around. It's as bitter as anything could be. The Gatti family is still waiting on results from a second autopsy they wanted performed, as they are as yet unwilling to believe that Gatti committed suicide as has been ruled.