A man from Florida who has been freed on bail on a manslaughter charge with a deadly weapon had actually participated in this year's WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, and got lucky to have won and collect more than $100K.
According to WSOP records, Paul Senat, age 37, got 70th place in the tournament, earning $101,444 in the Main Event. He was one of the 475 poker players in Florida who have competed in this year's Main Event.
Florida deputies have accused him of taking a man's life inside the premises of a Florida nightclub last April 21. Senat, who is an investor in the said club, has pleaded not guilty to the crime.
According to a Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office affidavit, Senat is the primary suspect in the fatal shooting of Darryl Rudolph, age 55. The crime occurred inside the Sugar Daddy's Adult Cabaret located in West Palm Beach.
Senat had posted a $35K bond and on April 26 was released from jail. It is unknown whether Senat has been subject to travel restrictions.
The victim, 55-year-old Darryl Rudolph, worked as a handyman at the club and the father of Florida State University football player Travis Rudolph. According to local news reports, the victim suffered severe bleeding from the neck about 9:25pm. The next day, he died.
An arrest affidavit narrated Senat took an AK-47 from a shelf and pulled the trigger, sending a bullet through a wall and into the next room, which unfortunately struck Rudolph. The document said that Senat told police he did not realize he had fired the gun. The police officers said the safety was not engaged.
It was actually his first ever cash at the WSOP in this year's Main Event.