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Olympic boxer charged in the deaths of a pregnant woman and her unborn child

May 4, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo Sánchez has been charged with kidnapping and killing a woman who said she was pregnant with his baby, according to court documents.

(CNN)Puerto Rican boxer Félix Verdejo Sánchez has been charged with kidnapping and killing a woman who said she was pregnant with his baby, according to court documents.

A day later, Verdejo -- who competed in the 2012 Olympics -- was arrested and charged with their kidnapping, carjacking and killing, federal court documents show.

A witness told authorities Verdejo contacted him to help terminate a pregnancy after Rodríguez Ortiz told him she had taken a pregnancy test and was expecting his child, according to the complaint.

Verdejo and the witness, who is not named in the complaint, met her near her home.

After a conversation, Verdejo punched Rodríguez Ortiz in the face, injected her with a syringe, and both he and the witness restrained her arms and feet with wire, the complaint said.

Verdejo and the witness then drove both his and Rodríguez Ortiz's car to the Teodoro Moscoso Bridge over the San Jose Lagoon.

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