Once a rising star in professional boxing, 27-year-old Felix Verdejo now faces federal charges for allegedly killing his pregnant lover.
Verdejo surrendered to authorities Sunday, about 24-hours 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 last Thursday.
An unidentified person allegedly helped the lightweight boxer kidnap and kill Rodriguez. Verdejo is thought to have reached out to that person last Tuesday for help in ending his girlfriend’s pregnancy.
The disturbing allegations of her death state Rodriguez was abducted Thursday evening, where she was repeatedly punched in the face by the boxer and injected