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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-28-06 05:22 PM
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Boxer Trevor Berbick found dead.

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) - Former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick was found dead in a church courtyard Saturday with chop wounds to his head in a suspected homicide.

Berbick, who was believed to be 52 and was beset by legal problems following his retirement from the ring, lost his heavyweight title to Mike Tyson and was the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali.

Berbick's body was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in his hometown parish of Portland, constable Beverly Howell said. He was pronounced dead by a local doctor in the courtyard. Police are treating Berbick's death as a homicide, Inspector Victor Henry said.

Police have no word yet on what kind of weapon was used or how many people were involved in Berbick's death, Howell said.

"Chop wounds to the head"? Sounds brutal and sad.
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-29-06 03:48 PM
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1. Here is an update for you, just in case you didn't see it today:

Arrest over boxer Berbick's death

Police in Jamaica are holding a man in connection with the killing of former heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick.
Berbick, the last boxer to fight Muhammad Ali, was found in his native Norwich, 90 miles (145km) east of Kingston, with gaping head wounds.

Local police told the BBC a man had been arrested over the killing on Saturday in the Portland region of the island, but no-one had been charged.

Berbick beat Ali in 1981 and briefly held the WBC heavyweight title in 1986
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