Professional Poker Player Admits To Killing Wife

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British professional poker player Marcus Bebb-Jones has agreed to a plea deal with U.S. prosecutors in which he admitted to killing his wife in 1997.

Bebb-Jones, 49, plead guilty to killing his wife Sabrina in 1997 and then hiding the body in Colorado National Park. As part of the plea deal the player with $242,570 in career winnings will face between 10 and 20 years in prison.

The case against Bebb-Jones began after his wife disappeared while the man and his wife ran a hotel in Colorado. After his wife disappeared the defendant returned to England, fighting to stay there for five years after his spouse's skull was found in 2004.

Bebb-Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on May 1st.

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Dustin Jermalowicz
Dustin has a long-standing passion for gambling. He has been writing professionally on the subject and breaking industry news for Casino Listings since 2011. His favorite casino games include Blackjack, Poker, and Hi/Lo. A proud native of Detroit, Dustin currently lives in Michigan.