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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