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UPDATE: Yathomas Riley was released on August 17, 2012, after evidence unearthed by Miami New Times that showed that investigators had trusted an unreliable witness and ignored key facts. After our reporting prodded investigators to re-examine their case, they dismissed all the charges. Riley has since returned to the boxing ring.
"We have a fucking emergency!" screamed a man's deep voice, hoarse with hysterics. "We have a fucking emergency!"
The 911 call came just before midnight on a Thursday in June 2010. When the caller calmed down, he told the operator his girlfriend had tried to commit suicide. "She tried to prove to herself [that] she loved me," he sobbed as children wailed in the background. "And she shot herself."
When paramedics arrived at the Phoenix Apartments in Homestead, they found 31-year-old Koketia King unconscious on her bed. Blood seeped from bullet holes in her head and leg. Slumped against the wall was her on-again, off-again boyfriend, a lanky professional boxer named Yathomas Riley. He was supposed to be in New York preparing for his ninth pro fight. Instead, he was covered in her blood, clutching their toddler son in his powerful arms, and trying to shield the child's eyes from the bloody mess.
King didn't die, however. She awoke in the hospital a few hours later claiming Riley had tried to kill her. Miami-Dade police arrested the athlete for attempted murder. And the light-heavyweight's promising career was knocked out cold.
But Riley is not done fighting. He insists King, a state corrections officer, shot herself when he threatened to leave her for good after catching her filing fraudulent tax forms for inmates. Moreover, the evidence appears to be in his corner. King's testimony contradicts itself on key points. Medical records seem to support Riley's version of events. And cops found gunshot residue on King's hand, not Riley's. His family wonders why he is still behind bars nearly two years later, awaiting trial. "My son could be champion of the world right now," says Riley's father, Julius. "Instead, he's rotting in jail because of that woman's lies."
King did not respond to repeated requests for comment. But in court records, she says she never lied about anything and that Riley tried to kill her. Prosecutors insist they have enough evidence to proceed with the case.
Yathomas Riley didn't step into a boxing ring until he was nearly 21 years old, but he had spent a lifetime scrapping. He lived in a small house on Ninth Street in Florida City, the poor last pit stop on the way to the Keys. With six brothers, Yathomas quickly learned to defend himself. "Fighting was part of growing up where we came from," his half-brother James Brady says.
Riley grew to be six-foot-one with broad shoulders and sure hands. He played point guard for South Dade Senior High School's basketball team. But when he moved with his mother to Ohio, he fell in with a gang. He was arrested and spent several months in juvenile detention, where he learned to box.
When Riley returned to Florida City in 2003, he shocked his father by saying he wanted to become a professional boxer, not a basketball player. Soon Riley was running ten miles a day and pushing an old pickup truck from one stop sign to another. He began sparring at a Dominican boxing gym in Allapattah.
The southpaw shot up the amateur charts. Around that time, Riley met Koketia King at a family reunion in Perrine. The pretty guard at the Dade Correctional Institution in Florida City and the aspiring boxer soon moved in together. Both of them already had two children each from previous relationships, but when King became pregnant around Christmas 2005, she moved to California with Riley so he could train for a fight.
In early 2006, Riley won a National Police Athletic League (PAL) title and a Golden Gloves belt. By the time their son Yaheim was born in September, Riley was competing for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team. When he narrowly missed out on the '08 games, he faced a choice: move back in with King, who had returned to Florida for work, or pursue a professional career.
Riley signed a pro contract with a promoter in New York. He promised to support Koketia and Yaheim from afar, but the decision broke their already-cracking relationship. "Yathomas had a business mindset. He was more focused on his career than on her," his brother Brady explains. "Koketia knew that as a traveling athlete, he was going to meet girls. He wanted an open relationship, and she took that kind of hard."
Life as a pro wasn't easy. At first, Riley slept on an air mattress at a gym in the Bronx. That's where he met Lisa Amodio, a medical student from Westchester who was finishing her residency at a nearby hospital. One day, Riley offered to help Amodio work out. Between punches, she asked him out.
Pretty soon, Amodio was working in Riley's corner as his cut woman. In his first year as a pro, he went 4-0 with three technical knockouts. The couple was engaged in 2009, which infuriated Riley's ex. "Koketia wasn't happy about our engagement," Amodio says. "They had a very messy, prolonged breakup, much to my disapproval."
When Riley moved back to South Florida to train for a fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, he stayed with King, despite Amodio's objections. "She didn't want to let him go," Amodio claims. "And he wanted to see his son."
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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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.
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!!!
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.
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 ...
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!!!!!!
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 : )
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!!
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 !
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.
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...
T.T. Love where he is right now cause he loves ASS all he need is some fish and grits he'll be happy :)
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!!!!
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!!!!
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...
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.
One things for sure and 2 things for certain men lie women lie but evidence dont!!!! Free my brother!!!!!
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!!!!...
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.
You Trynna Be Funny But Your Name Is RACHETTBITCH , We All Know What Rachet Mean .. Your Lacefront Is On Wrong She Rachettttttttttttttttttt !
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 !
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!!!!
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.
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 : )
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
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
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.
SMH why don't you stay in a childs place because it seems like you have no idea what's really going on.
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.
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!!!!
Get out of here, we all know that the media tells the biggest lies. Soooo why should we believe this one?
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 : )
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.
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