Ex-lightweight champ Valero arrested

Updated: April 19, 2010, 12:14 AM ET
Associated Press

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Former lightweight champion Edwin Valero was detained Sunday on suspicion of killing his wife, the gravest in a string of problems that have threatened to derail his career. Prosecutors say they will charge Valero in the killing "in the coming hours."

Venezuelan Federal Police Chief Wilmer Flores said Valero was arrested after police found the body of his 20-year-old wife in a hotel in Valencia. Valero left the hotel room around dawn on Sunday and allegedly told security ...

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