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.