Former lightweight champion Edwin Valero found dead in jail
Former lightweight champion Edwin Valero was found dead in his jail cell Monday in Caracas, Venezuela. Police say he hanged himself using his own clothes after being arrested in his wife's slaying.

Edwin Valero ,the 28-year-old former lightweight champion was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife, Jennifer Viera. Prosecutors said Sunday night they planned to charge Edwin Valero in the killing.

Venezuelan Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores told reporters Edwin Valero was found by another prisoner, who alerted authorities in the police lockup in north-central Carabobo state. Edwin Valero was still showing signs of life when he was taken down but died at about 1:30 a.m., Wilmer Flores said.

Edwin Valero, who had knocked out all 27 of his opponents and was known in Venezuela for the tattoo of President Hugo Chavez and the country's flag on his chest, had been under arrest after police found Valero wife's body in a Valencia hotel room. The boxer allegedly told security he had killed Jennifer Viera after leaving the hotel room around dawn Sunday.

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