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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