Professional boxer Félix Verdejo is in federal custody after his pregnant girlfriend’s body washed ashore; Verdejo is accused of killing her, then tying her body to a cinderblock and tossing her corpse into the ocean.
The lightweight boxer turned himself into federal agents in San Juan after the body of 27-year-old Keishla Rodriguez was found in a Puerto Rico lagoon. She had been reported missing ever since she showed up to his home with a pregnancy test to inform him she was with child and that he was the father.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced late Sunday that Verdejo is charged with kidnapping and carjacking resulting in death and with intentionally killing an unborn child, according to the Associated Press.
Félix Verdejo is a professional boxer with a pretty solid career. His boxing record is 27-2 with 17 knockouts, and he has made a name for himself after solid luck in the 2012 Olympics. His last fight happened just last year in the summer of 2020.