|British Professional Poker Player Accused of Killing His Wife|
A British professional player was accused of killing his American wife and dumping her body in a Colorado national park.
Marcus Bebb-Jones, 49, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire denies killing his wife on 16th September, 1997. A trial date has been set for Monday 5th November, 2012 in Grand Junction in Colorado, US.
Bebb-Jones was unsuccessful in his attempts at trying to avoid being extradited and looks set to face the trial later this year.
His wife’s skull was found in the national park in Colorado back in 2004. She had been missing for 7 years and a prolonged police investigation finally named her husband as the main suspect.
Bebb-Jones allegedly left Grand Junction the day after police suspect his wife was murdered and he went on a spending spree trip to Las Vegas where he spent $5,700 using cards in both his name and his wife’s name. After his extravagant weekend, Bebb-Jones then put a gun in his mouth and shot himself. However, the suicide attempt was botched and he escaped with non-life threatening injuries.
Police later found traces of his wife’s blood in his van but the case was never closed because the body was never found. However, when the body was found, police then arrested Bebb-Jones.
At the time of his arrest, Bebb-Jones was living back in England with his teenage son and mother.
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