Ricky Beebe, a former rugby league player, was found dead in a hotel room in Florence (Italy) on Saturday. A 40-year-old Englishman reportedly died of a heart attack after having violent sex with his girlfriend, who had to undergo emergency surgery.
The play took place in Italy from Friday to Saturday. Former rugby league player Ricky Beebe was found dead in his room at the Continentale Hotel in Florence. The 40-year-old Englishman, who won the Challenge Cup twice with Wigan Warriors and St Helens, is believed to have died of a heart attack (this has yet to be confirmed). According to La Nation, a local newspaper reported that his 44-year-old companion, who was in the room with him at the time of the tragedy, would have given the warning. Emergency services would have found her in critical condition, covered in blood, before emergency surgery.
The couple had arrived in Tuscany the day before from Manchester to try to reconcile in the heart of a critical period. After dinner at a restaurant on Friday evening, BB and her partner (a realtor) allegedly got into a heated argument on their way back to the hotel before having violent sex. It is said that customers in the company then heard screams.
Is sex consensual first, then forced?
Given the items found at the scene, investigators wonder if the drama was the result of a foul play. But they also wonder about BB’s behavior that night. With the hypothesis of first consensual sex, then coercion. According to La Nación, this is what the woman mentioned during her first interrogation.
Beebe was found dead with slash marks on his wrists, forearms and neck. This suggests that his partner may have tried to defend himself to avoid a consensual statement. An autopsy scheduled for Tuesday should provide more information about what really happened. Meanwhile, the Super League has expressed its “sadness”, releasing a message on networks paying tribute to its former player.
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