Nyamekeye's report could determine Cavagnaro's future. Says the source of Nyamekeye, "He wasn't looking for people who had an ax to grind. He was just looking for the truth. And that's what I told him."
Not Tonight, Honey....
It's hard to say if the recent spate of midmatch withdrawals on the ATP tour was the result of grinding clay court play and soaring temperatures in Europe, or merely attributable to the feeble constitutions of the players. At the request of the press, the tour this season began listing a player's excuse when he retires from a match, a policy it might want to rethink.
In the German Open, Goran Ivanisevic's inconsistent performance in his quarterfinal match must have caused him to swoon. He retired in the second set with "dizziness." German Open champion Albert Costa of Spain won his final two matches by default—in the semifinal Karol Kucera of Slovakia packed it in after three games with a blister on his big toe and Alex Corretja withdrew in the final because of "exhaustion." (At least it wasn't the vapors.) In the first round of the Italian Open, Sergi Bruguera of Spain retired from his match with, yep, a headache.
Fox Faces Death By Hanging
Bertil Fox stood impassively in the dock as the foreman of the nine-member jury announced the verdict last Friday to the High Court of St. Kitts, in the West Indies: guilty on two counts of murder. Nor did the 47-year-old Fox, a two-time former Mr. Universe who was once regarded as the greatest of bodybuilders, betray any emotion as Judge Neville Smith announced the mandatory sentence: death by hanging on the prison gallows.
The dramatic courtroom scene came at the close of a five-day trial in which Fox stood accused of killing his former girlfriend, model Leyoca Browne, and her mother, Violet, last September in Violet's dress shop in St. Kitts's capital city of Basseterre. The murders were the latest in a rash of violent crimes involving hard-core bodybuilders (SI, May 18), whose subculture mixes a toxic cocktail of emaciated egos, financial hardship and anabolic steroid abuse.
Fox had been tried for the crimes in February, but the case was ineptly prosecuted and the jury was unable to reach a verdict. By the end of the second trial, a different prosecutor, Theodore Guerra of Trinidad, not only had established a clear motive, jealousy—Fox went after Leyoca after discovering she was involved with another man—but also had called a new witness who put the lie to Fox's testimony that he had gone to the dress shop to retrieve his pistol from Leyoca. The witness, Druliska Wallace, who worked in Fox's gym, testified that she had seen Fox with the pistol the night before the killings.
Fox declined to comment as police whisked him off to jail. He is expected to appeal.
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