A former professional boxer has been arrested after allegedly clubbing her husband to death.
Brazilian born Viviane Obenauf, who has fought three times in world title bouts, married her 61-year-old husband in January. Today she stands accused of beating him to death “with a blunt object” in the apartment they shared in
Obenauf, 34, was arrested this week and is currently in investigative custody after the victim died from a "sustained violent assault”.
The victim, whose name is protected by Swiss law, died of "massive injuries" inflicted with a blunt object, Swiss police stated.
Police have been spotted searching a gym owned by Obernauf as well as the couple’s apartment.
Obenauf was born in Rio de Janeiro, and as a youngster she played football and was an Olympic gymnast before turning to boxing at the age of 18.
She was successful in her boxing career, winning 14 fights agains six losses, before retiring from the ring last year.
She started working in the hospitality industry in Switzerland after retiring from the sport and then later opened her own gym.
Swiss newspaper Blick reports that the super-featherweight had been arrested once before, in a London nightclub after punching a man in the face because he tried to grope her bottom while she was celebrating her 30th birthday. The incident led to her spending several hours in a jail cell in October 2016.
Candles and flowers have ben laid outside the entrance of the restaurant the victim owne, the Des Alpes in Interlaken.
A note pinned to the restaurant’s door saying that it would reopen on November 24th has since been removed. Managers cannot yet say when the restaurant will be open again, and the staff has been placed on furlough.