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Jorge Barrios Bails Out From Four-Year Prison Sentence

by David P. Greisman

Former 130-pound titleholder Jorge Barrios is out of prison despite being sentenced to four years behind bars for a hit-and-run crash in Argentina that killed a pregnant woman and her unborn child, according to the Buenos Aires Herald.

Barrios paid $200,000 last week to secure his release, the terms of which have him “not allowed to leave his house for periods of over 24 hours and [he] cannot exit the country without a court authorization,” the newspaper reported. “He is, however, allowed to drive and is required to report to a police station every week.”

He was sentenced to prison just this April on charges stemming from a January 2010 incident in which Barrios struck one car, then ran over a group of pedestrians, then hit another car, according to the article.

Barrios, 35, last fought in October 2010, a win that brought his record to 50-4-1 with 35 knockouts and 1 no contest.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by boxingitout85 on 04-30-2012

Money talks anywhere, but how the hell do you bail out after sentencing?

Comment by gallojiro on 04-30-2012

what a disgrace, a slap in the face to the family of the deceased woman and unborn child.

Comment by Mr. David on 04-30-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Ryan;12060696]So basically, he's on probation now? This is ridiculous. That money should go to the family. And he's allowed to drive too?[/QUOTE] It's essentially like a combination of probation and being out of bail, from what I infer.

Comment by Pin Galarga on 04-30-2012

In Argentina the price for walking away from Manslaughter is 200k?? so now all the rich and famouse with dead wishes know where to go.

Comment by -Spinal- on 04-30-2012

Injustice. Floyd Mayweather Jr's "slap on the wrist" looks like a death sentence compared to this. Floyd got nothing on Money Barrios.

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