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Oklahoma City Bookie Speaks Out on His Wife's Murder

Tags: bookmaker, fbi, Julie Mitchell, murder case, Oklahoma City, prison sentence, Teddy Mitchell.
Posted on 07 February 2014 by "T".

On January 17, 2014, a former Oklahoma City bookie was sentenced to 27 months in a federal prison for illegal gambling and money laundering. Teddy Mitchell pleaded guilty in July last year to hosting illegal poker games in his house and running a Costa Rica-based Internet business that accepted illegal sports bets.

According the prosecutors, Mitchell's made millions of dollars from his illegal gambling businesses, which were revealed after his wife Julie Mitchell, 34, was found brutally beaten to death in the closet of the master bedroom of their Oklahoma City home in November 2010.

The murder case (The police have made no arrests. A $50,000 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the prosecution and conviction of Julie Mitchell's killer.) is not related to his current sentence. However, many believe that his illegal gambling operations were connected to his wife's murder. According to the FBI, Julie Mitchell dealt cards at his poker games, kept record on his sports bets and was sometimes sent to seedy bars at night to collect gambling debts.

Teddy Mitchell insists that he had nothing to do with his wife's death in 2010. Below is an exclusive interview with him about his wife's murder, his trouble with the law and prision sentence.

 

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6 comments for "Oklahoma City Bookie Speaks Out on His Wife''s Murder"

 Theapple07/02/2014 13:02:04 GMT
Sad
 Heskor07/02/2014 14:30:41 GMT
Well, sad for him that his wife was murdered and him being innocent. Anyway was a nice interview and looking at the video, I see him like a broken man, trying to rebuild.

Anyway hopes he moves back up and avoid any shady dealing with the law again.

Cheers, nice change of news for once.
 bowie198407/02/2014 22:23:08 GMT
How the hell this news ended up in this site?
Its a criminal case with at best partial gambling aspect - why should we know how every lowbrow criminal treating his 'beloved' ones?
Its already a straight up from a Martin Scorsese movie kinda scenario I dont know it should be made a news headline out of it on an affiliate site. I mean people come here for bonuses and whatnot and what they saw is the same headline huntingreporting that standard in elsewhere.
Theres really no need for that Im sure of it.
 doubletop77708/02/2014 12:14:55 GMT
This is like something from a Hollywood movie and i think one day they probably will make a film about this. Tragic that his wife got caught up in all this and all our thoughts go out to her
 Macubaas09/02/2014 08:16:00 GMT
His actions were not only gambling related, i can bet that he had other connections with organized crime.

I mean it's pretty sure that not just for home games and a bet site that he owned someone would send killers to his house and kill his wife.
 noonlion09/02/2014 18:41:55 GMT
Thats what happens when you mess with the underworld and don't have any prtection yourself. When it comes to money there's nothing more powerful a motivator, people will do anything for it and this guy found out the horrible way.

Gambling we see on TV etc is very refined and polished. But half the guys playing poker are involved in rackets and all sorts from being backed by shady characters to investing in shady organisations etc etc.

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