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Jonathan Oquendo May Receive Psychiatric Treatment

By Rey Colon

Jonathan Oquendo, the WBO's top contender at super bantamweight, is visibly affected by the tragic death of his girlfriend Melanie - and according to rumors Oquendo could be receiving psychiatric treatment in the coming days.

Last weekend in Puerto Rico, Oquendo and his girlfriend were riding on an ATV, when they were involved in deadly accident with another vehicle. Oquendo suffered a broken right elbow and various other injuries, while his girlfriend suffered a fractured skull and was later declared brain dead before passing away. Oquendo was the driver, and neither of two were wearing helmets or other means of protection.

On Saturday, Oquendo sent a message to his girlfriend and his friends, regarding the tragedy. Oquendo could face criminal charges over the accident, since the ATV was being driven on road were these type of vehicles are not permitted and neither party wore protective helmets as required by law.

"Thanks to everyone for giving me the support that they have always given me... but at this moment my soul hurts and I don't know what is going to happen with me from this point forward. Melanie, I am sorry that your life had to end in this manner, but I hope that God will help me understand as to why you went away. I will never stop loving you and you will always be in my heart. Melanie, I loved you and... I will always love you... I have never known a woman like you in my entire life. Although you have gone away physically, you are still in my heart."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hitman932 on 02-27-2012

RIP to the young lady. Such a sad story. I hope he can find peace with himself.

Comment by Uncle Rodge on 02-27-2012

I'd like to echo all the sentiments of my fellow posters. Poor guy. As a boxer, one learns to overcome adversity by working harder, being better, fighting. While those traits will obviously come into effect later in the healing process,…

Comment by Jayseen on 02-26-2012

I pray he gets the support he needs and learns from this type of experience. God bless

Comment by -XTC- on 02-26-2012

wow, when I think of how I drive...man I dunno what to say... Rest in Peace green to Hayehammer :'-)

Comment by Hayehammer on 02-26-2012

I hope he is strong enough to overcome the hard time now and live in peace in his Heart and mind

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