27-year-old Felix Verdejo now faces federal charges for allegedly killing his pregnant lover.
The once rising star in professional boxing surrendered to police on Sunday after the body of Keishla Rodriguez was found washed up in a lagoon in Puerto Rico. Rodriguez, who was pregnant at the time of her death, was reported missing after she was said to have went to his home with a pregnancy test.
An unidentified person allegedly helped the lightweight boxer kidnap, assault, drug, and kill Rodriguez. The disturbing allegations of her death state Rodriguez was abducted, injected with an unknown drug, had her hands and feet bound by wire and tied to a heavy block before she was thrown off a bridge.
Verdejo is suspected to have fired a gun at Rodriguez from the bridge. He now faces life imprisonment and even the possibility of the death penalty.
Boxers, promoters, and people around the sport reacting to the news: