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Felix Verdejo faces serious criminal charges
Felix Verdejo, a lightweight boxer, is charged after the death of his girlfriend and her unborn child. | Mikey Williams/Top Rank via Getty Images COMPARED TO: Phillip Adams, former NFL player, kills prominent doctor, his wife and two grandchildren in tragic murder-suicide Felix Verdejo, a fighter from Puerto Rico, is facing serious charges in his home country. According to ESPN, prosecutors have charged Verdejo with kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death, as well as premeditated murder of an unborn child. The body of Keishla Rodriguez, 27, was found in a lagoon in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rico Institute of Forensic Medicine said his identity had been established through dental records. The Verdejo was on the 2. May to the police. Rodriguez’s parents said Keishla had known Felix since high school and they had kept in touch. Verdejo is married and often shared photos of his wife, Elise Marie Santiago Sierra, on social media. ESPN shared information from a criminal complaint filed by the FBI accusing Verdejo of punching Rodriguez in the face and injecting him with a syringe containing an unknown substance purchased at a housing complex. He is accused of tying Rodriguez up with wire, tying a heavy block to her and killing her on the 29th. April at 8:30 from a bridge. Verdejo is also accused of shooting Rodriguez’s body to death.
Verdejo case provokes violent reaction in Puerto Rico
COMPARED TO: California star Mariette Ford played a key role in the game and victory over Stanford. He brutally murdered his pregnant wife and young son and burned the bodies in the house Puerto Rican community mourns loss of another woman Another woman was recently found burned to death after filing a domestic violence complaint. The local judge dismissed the case. According to ESPN, the 2. May hundreds of people on a bridge near the lagoon where Rodriguez’s body was found. Some participants threw flowers into the water below.
Verdejo has been a professional boxer for almost a decade.
. COMPARED TO: All about Floyd Mayweather Jr. Logan Paul’s fight flies the red flag Verdejo, a native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, signed with Top Rank, a professional boxing organization, in October 2012. Two months later, he won his first fight by unanimous decision. Verdejo began his career with 23 consecutive wins and held the WBO Latino lightweight title from 2015-17. He suffered his first loss in March 2018, in a 10-round fight against Antonio Losada Jr at Madison Square Garden. Verdejo last lost to Masayoshi Nakatani in the 12th. December 2020 at the MGM Grand Convention Center in Nevada. At the time of publication, Top Rank had removed the Verdejo fighter’s page from its website. How to get help: Or text HOME to 741-741 to contact a trained crisis counselor through the toll-free text line.