English Poker Champion Extradited to Colorado for Alleged Murder of Wife

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:

An English poker champion was extradited to the US state of Colorado this week.  He faces murder charges for the slaying of his wife in 1997.

According to the Denver ABC News affiliate, Marcus Bebb-Jones and his wife, Sabrina Bebb-Jones, owned the Hotel Melrose in Grand Junction when she was reported missing by hotel workers.

Bebb-Jones had told authorities at the time that his wife left the state with their then three-year-old son following a domestic dispute. 

Days after Sabrina Bebb-Jones vanished, the couple's young son was found alone in a Las Vegas motel room.  The following day, Marcus Bebb-Jones attempted to commit suicide by shooting a gun into his mouth.

Authorities believe that Bebb-Jones murdered his wife, dumped her body in a rural field, then headed to Las Vegas where he ran up credit cards in the thousands.   It would be nearly 7 years until Sabrina’s skull was found by a rancher.

Though he was arrested in 2009, Great Britain only agreed to extradite Bebb-Jones on the condition that prosecutors would not seek a death sentence. 

Bebb-Jones has had three first place finishes in live poker tournaments, including the 2007 Grosvenor Grand Prix No Limit Hold'em, where he won nearly $169,000.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Red Dead Online Poker Review - Access Issues

If any company is going to make a run at competing with the big name real money online poker sites like PokerStars, Americas Cardroom or 888, it would be an established gaming site the likes of Rock Star Games.  They recently incorporated poker into their Red Dead Online title, but - SURPRISE - most people can't play for real money.

Poker's Royal Wedding

Poker's Royal Wedding

Daniel Negreanu tied the knot with long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman and the poker community celebrated along side them.

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

Daniel Negreanu Amanda Leatherman Marry

If there is such a thing as a poker royal wedding, this would be it.  Daniel Negrean and long time girlfriend Amanda Leatherman have tied the knot.

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

Evil Poker Players 2: Shawn Sheikhan, Poker Pervert

(Originally Published 9/15/15) With the death of Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston Jr.

Where Can I Play Online Poker From California?

There just a few online poker sites accessible to those living in the state of California.