Then in June 2009, police showed up at King's apartment in Homestead and arrested Riley. Her 12-year-old daughter had told cops that Riley had sexually molested her. Records from the State Attorney's Office, however, show investigators didn't believe the girl. King didn't believe her either, telling cops her daughter was jealous of the time she was spending with Riley. Prosecutors quickly dropped the case, and Riley moved back to New York to fight.

Riley kept on winning, but problems lingered. In New York, he heard rumors that King was making money by helping inmates file federal tax returns with falsified information. When he visited in June 2010 and confronted her, she denied it, he contends.

Convinced King was lying, Riley searched the apartment. He found a letter inside her purse. It was from an inmate; social security numbers were disguised as phone numbers, Riley says. (Police have yet to investigate this claim. King has no criminal record and hasn't been charged in this case.) When King returned home from a friend's house around 8 p.m., the two began arguing.

From that point forward, Riley's and King's versions of that night differ dramatically. The boxer told police he had his back to King while reading the letter out loud. Getting mixed up with inmates' taxes when she had a good job, children, and his support was "like shooting yourself in the ass," he said.

That's when King pulled a Glock from her purse and fired the first shot into her buttocks, according to Riley's statement. When he turned around, King said she would kill herself to prove she loved him. Then she pointed the gun at her head. He lunged for it, but it was too late.

In court records, King admitted to arguing over something she received in the mail, but refused to describe what or why. She claimed Riley pushed her onto the bed and told her: "If you don't sit down, I'm going to shoot you."

The rest of her testimony varies, though. In a deposition taken at Jackson Memorial Hospital, she said Riley walked to the closet, unlocked a box, and pulled out her gun. When she wouldn't sit down, he shot her in the leg. She fell onto her back on the bed. Then Riley shot her a second time in the vagina, she claimed.

In a later deposition for a restraining order, however, she claimed Riley took the gun out of her purse and shot her while she was sitting on the bed. She also said she called 911 but Riley took the phone from her. In neither deposition did she remember getting shot in the head.

But medical and forensic records appear to back up Riley's version of events. Even after a dozen medical procedures, including a bath and the sterilization of her hands, one of King's fingernails tested positive for gunshot residue. (She would later claim Riley rubbed the gun on her hand). Riley, who had been taken straight into custody, was completely clean.

Police found only two spent bullets and two casings at the scene, contradicting King's testimony that she was shot three times. Doctors at Jackson Memorial also determined that even though King had three wounds, she had been shot only twice: one bullet entering above her left buttock and exiting her left thigh, and another to her face.

"If it came down to the evidence and the truth, I'd be home by now," Riley says from behind a glass partition at Miami-Dade's Metro West Detention Center. He says when he found the letter, he told King their relationship was over for good. "She probably felt like her whole world was coming down on her," he says. But he doesn't fault her for framing him. Instead, he blames the cops and prosecutors who have bungled the investigation. "They know everything I told them about the taxes is true, but they didn't investigate."

Riley's father and fiancée believe police are either covering for the corrections officer or hiding a bungled investigation by keeping Riley in jail.

The boxer was supposed to go on trial last June, but prosecutors have repeatedly pushed back the date. Amodio thinks they are trying to wear Riley down so he will sign a plea agreement, saving investigators the embarrassment of losing at trial. She also believes Miami-Dade detectives have willfully ignored the glaring motive behind King's attempted suicide: the bloodstained tax letter. "It's an intentional omission," Amodio says. "He won't plead to anything because he didn't do this."

Riley also maintains his innocence from jail. His only boxing ring now is a tiny cell. But the man nicknamed "the Beast" isn't giving up. "I am going to be the world champion," he says, pressing his fist to the glass partition. "Some of the greatest boxers ever lost everything before they won it all."

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Msallday
Msallday

Terrible Thomas appreciates all of his fans support and he'd also appreciate if youd write a comment and click like this article.

Lenahc57_7
Lenahc57_7

I belive da part bout income taxfiling dats all dey do in dade c.i. mayb n everglades correctional inst. too...look at dey cars yo job aint payin dat much u got a porshe. Or n.e. Over the top car...free dat dam man.

Rosa Maldonado
Rosa Maldonado

The facts have been known for quite some time now. It is time to free Riley! It is unfair to ruin this young mans life due to lies!! FREE RILEY!!!

<< Work at home, $60/h, link
<< Work at home, $60/h, link

To learn to get along without, to realize that what the world is going to demand of us may be a good deal more important than what we are entitled to demand of it - this is a hard lesson.

Msallday
Msallday

Loyalty is everything. Free Riley!!!

CARABALLOLORENE
CARABALLOLORENE

I HAD TO AGREE WITH CAPRICRNISM! WHICH IT IS SO TRUE IT WERE ALLGOOD AS HELL WHEN SHE WERE SHOWIN OFF HER CLOTHES, SHOES N IN HIS RIDE SHE GOT SO BAD ABOUT IT SHE STOP EVEN SPEAKIN TO HIS FAMILYN HER FAMILY HER NOSE WERE UP SO HIGH IT WASNT FUNNY YEAH N SOON AS HE NOTICE SHIT WERE NOT GOIN GOOD WITH HER SHE BECAME LIEING WHERE SHE BEEN WORKING LATER NIGHTS SUPPOSLY HIS TIM WIT HER STARTED CRUMBING HIS MIND STARTED PLAYIN TRICKS WIT HIM HIS BABY MAMA WERE SUOPOSE TO BE DOWN WIT HIM INSTEAD SHE WERE AGAINST HIM SHE WERE OUT TO GET HIM 4 WHT I SEEN HE USE TO GIV HER ALL HIS MONEY AS SOON AS HE WERE DONE BOXING HE GET HIS CHECK AN SAY I HAV TO TAKE CARE OF MY BABIES SHE HAD IT ALL BUT DIDNT KNOW HOW TO KEEP IT SORE LOSER ...

CAPRICORNISM!
CAPRICORNISM!

ooooooh ok, when this whore was going on all types of adventures ny, cali, vegas, ect, letting her hair down in the droptop, y'all ain't want to shit to do with her????! could stand her, talk about her,nooooooow that her shit stank everybody want brownie points? i see misery loves company!!!? y'all bitches are fony as hell, but you call yourself FAM, really? who shits on there "family" when they doing good, but as soon as her shit gets taken down a notch, and right back miserable with y'all weak asses, it's all good??? "CRUMBS", FREE T.T!!!!!!

Rachettbitch
Rachettbitch

YAMONKEY RILEY

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

You Trynna Be Funny But Your Name Is RACHETTBITCH , We All Know What Rachet Mean .. Your Lacefront Is On Wrong She Rachettttttttttttttttttt !

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

Yall Must Can't Read . It Say Clear As Day My Uncle Aint Do NOTHING !! Free The Next Light Heavyweight Champ Yathomas Riley ! We Love you And Cnt Wait To See You SOON : )

SEXYWHITEWOMAN22
SEXYWHITEWOMAN22

It's sad that the kids was in the house when it happened and they know the truth. Sad to hear a child say i seen my daddy shoot my mommy with a gun. SMH....... his ass ain't going nowhee but to the federal prison. If you gone key in facts key in the real facts including the ones that led up to the day of this incident happing. SN: That child was not lying he is a MOLESTER!!

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

LEAVE THE KIDS OUT THIS , THEY AINT GOT NOTHING TO DO WITH IT !!!! I See Right Now , Yall Don't Know Nothing About This Case . SMH !

Sexywhitewoman22
Sexywhitewoman22

SMH why don't you stay in a childs place because it seems like you have no idea what's really going on.

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

You Must Did Not Know That I AINT A Child , I'm GROWN Just Like You : )

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

Obviously , I Can READ . . I Aint Even Worried B/c My Uncle Will Be Home Soon With His Family , And YALL Gonna Be Seeing Him On The Big Screen On ESPN , And Driving Me Around In His NEW Drop Top Benz : )

Msallday
Msallday

There is no point going back and forth with people who dont know the facts. They are public record. Go and read them before you make yourselves look any worse. I know the truth hurts, but you cant change what she did. Just accept it.

Msallday
Msallday

Obviously. There is no point going back and forth with people who dont know the facts. They are public record. Go and read them before you make yourselves look any worse. I know the truth hurts, but you cant change what she did. Just accept it.

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

I Dont Understand Why My Uncle Is Still In Jail , And It's Sayin That He Aint Do It , If He Aint Do It Let Him Out . Free My Uncle T.T ; He Still Somewhere He Shouldn't Be . And He Needs To Be With His Family And Friends .. He's An Innocent Man That Should'nt Be In That Hell Hole , Let My Uncle Come Home !

Rachettbitch
Rachettbitch

Because your uncle is a pussy ass nigga that's why... Lmao!!!!... ha ha ha!!!... If he was so innocent he would be home instead of sitting in a cell getting fucked in the ass... Yeah I said... And he is a child Molester!!!... Evidence dont lie and neither do children... if he was innocent they would have been let him go... he shot that girl... Now go run and get in your feelings... Fuck YAMONKEY RILEY!!!!

Msallday
Msallday

Her family and friends are the ones who keep posting over and over about her daughter. (Even including it in their names when they post). That incident was mentioned in the article because they have to disclose all of his backround so the article doesnt look like it is painting an unrealistic picture even though he was never even charged with anything. It is documented that she was lying. He'll be home very soon eating his fish and grits and getting whatever he wants cuz next year he'll be the light heavy weight champ of the world. You know it and I know it. Now if you are her family or friend....stop posting about her poor daughter. You should feel sorry for both parties because he has been in jail for 2 years for something he didnt do and she needs mental help and the support of her family. The truth will set him free. And probably when this is done they will trade places. Free Riley.

Sexywhitewoman22
Sexywhitewoman22

He shot that giirl and set it up to look like she shot her self. Do you know how many people have done this and think they was going to get away with it and are still crying innocent. SMH because this incident can easily happen to any woman in his family.

Rachettbitch
Rachettbitch

This why I dislike black ppl... You gossip and spread rumors about your own race... you can never seem to get along that why half of yall ass are in the predicament your in now... Instead of helping on another you down play eachother to make yourself look good... Whatever between YaThomas and Koketia is their business... none of you were there... only the 4 ppl that when in that house kno the truth and reality on Koketia and YaThomas kno the real truth... Shame on the person who even wrote this and put it in a newspaper... and then to bring the daughter into the story too... kill ya self...

Itsmebihh
Itsmebihh

FUCK YATHOMAS RILEY= CHILD MOLESTER, SORRY ASS BOXER, PUSSY BOY

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

HI HATER : ) Hold Up , First Of All You Sound Like A HATER !! Second Of All He 9-0 Knocking People Out . Third Of All Yall Need To STOP Calling Him What He AINT , My Uncle Is Not Even Like . . He Loves Kids ! And Fourth Of All , You ARE What You Eat , So Go Brush Your Teeth : )

Rachettbitch
Rachettbitch

SOUNDS LIKE THE NIECE IS GETTIN IN HER FEELINGS... (SHRUGS) CRYBABY!!!... HE AIN'T NO DAMN FLOYD MAYWEATHER... MUHAMMAD ALI... ROY JONES JR... ETC... THE NIGGA BROKE AND SORRY AS FUCK... RUN TELL THAT... FUCK YOUR UNCLE T.T... LMAO!!!... GO BATHE IN BLEACH BITCH YOU STINK!!!!

HeadNeiceInCharge
HeadNeiceInCharge

It's Sad B/c You Ah Grown Women But Yet Actin Like A Child . SMH ! That's One things I Dnt Do Is Get In My Feelins In To Mature For That ( : You Right He Aint Neither One Of Him B/c He's YATHOMAS RILEY The NEXT Light Heavyweight CHAMP : ) Have Ah Blessed Day <3

DROPDASOAP
DROPDASOAP

T.T. Love where he is right now cause he loves ASS all he need is some fish and grits he'll be happy :)

wrap&amp;tap
wrap&amp;tap

Well it is wat it is...The truth will come out either way... There are sooooo many rumors and stories noone really knew what happened between them but them 2 soooo fuck the media and the black and white how about a LIE DETECTOR TEST... and why is you "SUPPOSE TO BE" Grown ass ppl tlkin all da B.S. about a child GROW THE FUCK UP!!!! noone knew what went on behind close doors in phoenix you wasnt there soooo how can anyone say what he did or did not do... yes he is a father, son, brother and whatever else but KOKETIA( SPELL IT CORRECTLY) is also a mother, daughter, and sister... Yall all are petty the whole family act as if they was all in her pussy... everyone needs to get a life. This story is not the whole truth you all left out key pieces to the story trying to make T.T. ( Yathomas Lee Riley) look like a saint like he did nothing wrong... like I said NOONE ELSE was there so let everything fall into place in court. now ALL OF YOU CAN GO STR8 TO HELL IN GASOLINE DRAWS AND ILL MEET YOU THERE AT THE GATE!!!!

sisterlaw
sisterlaw

yall act like she a saint,,, but she was talkin to an inmate so yall left some key pieces out wat need to happen is that ha family need to cum to court cause the letter is already in evidence there wit a S.S.# on soooooooo yall must be crispy black by now cause yall been in hell since this whole thing began cause we wear halos over here

Yung Hazel Goldwire
Yung Hazel Goldwire

FREE T.T, HE IS A INNOCENT MAN BUT U HAVE THESE WOMAN THAT JUST CNT ACCEPT THE FACT WHEN A MAN DOESNT WANT TO BE WITH YOU JUST LET GO!!! KOKIETA HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO BUT LIE KAUSE SHE FUCKED UP!! HE IS NOT A CHILD MOLESTER, HE HIS A LOVIN FATHER, BROTHER & SON....AND DOESNT DESERVE ALL THE B.S HE IS BEING PUT THROUGH, ITS SAD WHEN YOU HAVE THOSE THAT DONT WANT TO SEE A YOUNG BLACK MAN PROSPER IN LIFE. FREE T.T!!!!

sisterlaw
sisterlaw

No 1 really have the rite to say anything cause none of yall was there but him nd her... but thats da problem with people in Miami,,, But i kno one thing Yathomas will be home soon cause edvidence dont lie nd hes only in there for a min. only cause hes a black smart yong man...

Youareamolester
Youareamolester

Yall ass for that clap and first off all his ass is a freaking child molester for gods sake somebody need to cut his hands off for touching that little girl karma is a bitch so nigga don't drop that soap. I pray for the daughter the most for having a stupid mama and pervert stepdaddy. My prayers go out to king to because no woman should have to suffer with domestic violence.

sisterlaw
sisterlaw

1st off u need to no wat u sayin (yall ass for that clap) WTF nd ha ma'am told ha to say that cause T.T. was gone leave ha ass then,,, but yall need to this dat little grl was already gettin loose and u see wat happen it didnt go very far... nd he neva put his on her nd now yall wanna say he shot her,, she felt like if she couldnt have him no one will

Rileyj305
Rileyj305

One things for sure and 2 things for certain men lie women lie but evidence dont!!!! Free my brother!!!!!

Sharondaorange
Sharondaorange

Whoever wrote this story needs to get their facts straight... This whole article is a lie YaThomas shot Koketia over a letter it had nothing to do with inmates and tax forms... YaThomas was on drugs and had no chance of being a Floyd Mayweather or etc.... That's why his dumbass is still sitting in a cell... He is a Animal... And a Child Molester!!!!...

itsfunnytome
itsfunnytome

I AGREE BUT DON'T USE PEOPLE NAMES THAT'S JUST WRONG (REFERING TO THE NAME SHARONDA ORANGE)

MsAllday
MsAllday

This article was written by Miami New Times... their job is to get the facts straight. They have a legal department just for that... Maybe your legal department should call their legal dept....The facts are the facts.

itsfunnytome
itsfunnytome

Get out of here, we all know that the media tells the biggest lies. Soooo why should we believe this one?

wrap&amp;tap
wrap&amp;tap

LIES.COM... It seems as if they left ALOT of detailed things out of the story sooo let the jury and judge handle this. That is what they are there for.

itsfunnytome
itsfunnytome

Wow this how lies get out. Lol that beast needs to stay locked up!!

MsAllday
MsAllday

These arent lies.... They are black and white facts from the court case.

 
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