..

Man Gets Parole Decades After Poker Game Murder

Written by:
Guest
Published on:
Apr/24/2017

Matthew Gooch, 82, has been released from prison nearly 40 years after shooting and killing a man during a home poker game.  The amount in dispute?  A measly $4.

Gooch was found guilty in the 1980 slaying of Franklin Woods, Jr. in Modesto, California. 

Gooch was said to have become irate over the $4 loss, left the game, then later returned packing a loaded shotgun.  One shot to the neck killed Woods instantly.

Though Gooch would admit to the crime, he later claimed self-defense.

A previous parole hearing had been turned down after Gooch stated he might kill again if someone stole from him. 

The California Governor’s Office is reviewing the parole board’s decision.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

Poker News

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

New Jersey Online Poker Revenue Dips

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of major changes over the past few months. This effect has been felt across different industries, with some experiencing a more negative effect than others.

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

Moon Dead as Result of Complications From Surgery

A World Series of Poker Main Event runner up has died following complications from surgery.

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle and Justin Kuraitis Finally Speak Out on Cheating Scandal

Mike Postle has finally spoken out after a year of allegations lodged against the poker pro that he had cheated during live streaming events at the Stones Gambling Hall outside of Sacramento, California.

Mike Sexton Passes Away

The poker world has lost a giant with news of the passing of player, commentator and game ambassador Mike Sexton late Sunday night.

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Reactions Pour in From All Over Poker World to News of Mike Sexton Terminal Illness

Here are reactions from fellow poker pros that the Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton is in home hospice as his prostrate cancer has spread to other organs.

 

Syndicate