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British Poker Pro Jailed For 20 Years!

Tags: jail, las vegas, Marcus Bebb-Jones, murder, poker pro, Sabrina, united kingdom, united states.
Posted on 02 May 2013 by "T".

Britsh poker pro Marcus Bebb-Jones, 49, was arrested at his home in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, in 2009 for the murder of his wife Sabrina, 31, in 1997. He admitted second-degree murder, telling police he killed his wife in a "heat of passion". On Wednesday, bbc news wrote that he had been jailed at Garfield County Court for 20 years, but his sentence will be reduced to reflect the time he has severed awaiting the trial.

The story
The couple owned the Melrose Hotel in Grand Junction, Colorado, and Sabrina was reported missing by a hotel employee in September 1997. Marcus Bebb-Jones claimed that his wife had left him after an argument while they where on a day trip. He then took off to Las Vegas together with his son and told colleagues that he was going to look for her in the city where her family live.

He spent thousands of dollars on his wife's credit cards gambling in Las Vegas and his toddler son (a child between the ages of one and three) was found alone in a hotel room four days after they had arrived. A maid found Bebb-Jones in another hotel room the next day with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

Bebb-Jones refused to speak to US police and moved back to the UK with his son in 1998, after selling the hotel. Nothing happened in the case until six years later when a rancher found a human skull in a national park near Douglas Pass in north-west Colorado. Purple thistle flowers were found near the skull and had also been found underneath Bebb-Jones's van in 1997. According to the daily mail, this led to the start of extradition proceedings and today's sentencing, which brings a 16-year case to a close.

Marcus Bebb-Jones was active on the tournament circuit until he was arrested in 2009. According to a live tournament results tracking site, he earned $242,599 between 2007 and 2009. His biggest cash came in 2007 when he won a £100 Pot Limit Hold'em tournament in the UK for £90,000 ($184,370).


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9 comments on "British Poker Pro Jailed For 20 Years!"

 PokerDonV7302/05/2013 10:39:40 GMT
Good... anyone who killed anyone else should get life in prison. no excuses. poker pro or not a poker pro. doesn't matter.
 Bodenaruk03/05/2013 00:46:24 GMT
i agree , but he killed her than became a pro player ^^
this world is lost
 Doarulle03/05/2013 05:31:15 GMT
GOoooooooooood for him, i think all of that rtard need same Bounty (20 years at JAIL) never understand that kind of people... and i never wanna hear about them... Aww crap! Aww crap!
 Macubaas03/05/2013 20:07:02 GMT
A murderer it's a murderer no matter what his profession is.

I always said that this kind of poker "stories" only bring bad image over the entire poker world, live and online.
 mazas04/05/2013 17:45:36 GMT
lol his brains just stop thinking and he made dumb move so good justice and hope no more murders soon will be ( but it never happens ) in the world
 Greenmohave04/05/2013 19:38:46 GMT
I'm kind of tired of the way the whole judicial system sucks money from tax payers to indite, hold trials, and then keep murdering worthless individuals alive on our money. It's about time to change this entire legal protection program.

In my eyes, if someone is definitely 100% guilty of murder or serious injury to another human being then get them out of society. Save our money and give to the needy. Start killing these murdering fools and let it be known if one commits murder then they will die a painful slow death. You know! Maybe starving to death in a jail cell or something terrible that will make an individual think about the circumstances they will face for committing murder or hate crimes. I'm tired of paying for someone to live after taking another's life.

Sorry to those who feel different!
 demodawggy05/05/2013 05:35:20 GMT
I'm always leary about dudes who shave their heads...

They're too intense for me,...seems to be all stressed out or something...and want you to fear Big Smile
 Indo36M05/05/2013 08:23:14 GMT
they should HANG him by the NUTS !!!!!!!!!!!
 MarcWinz08/05/2013 09:31:13 GMT
I totally agree with "Green". I am also fed up with us paying for these idiots to live a life of luxury inside. How can we be expected to pay for their 3 meals a day, Tv, room and board!! I believe hanging should be bought back which would also give employment to some.

At least in the US you don't have to put up with the "European court of human rights" - which trust me - is another load of shit.

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