..

Scherer Defense Attorney Wants Clients Skirmishes With Law Excluded From Trial

Written by:
C Costigan
Published on:
Nov/08/2010
Ernie Scherer

Defense attorney Richard Foxall has requested from the Alameda County Superior Court that evidence of his client Ernie Scherer III’s skirmishes with the law be excluded from an upcoming trial.  Scherer III is accused of bludgeoning his parents back in 2008.

Scherer III and his father were both known in the poker community.  The elder Scherer, Ernest Jr., was active locally in politics.  His wife, Charlene Abendroth, was a professor at a local college.

Scherer III is alleged to have killed his parents for their six figure inheritance as he owed significant debts from gambling.  It is believed he made the murder scene appear as if a home invasion had taken place. 

A jury is likely to be selected at the start of December and witnesses will be heard starting in January.   Motions are currently being heard with approximately three weeks worth of breaks taking place for the holidays. 

Judge Jeffrey Horner has ruled that two prior brushes with the law could not be brought up during the trial unless Scherer III contradicts earlier statements.  Public record indicated that a woman had filed battery charges against the defendant back in July 2008, after the murders.  However, those charges were dropped. Scherer was also taken into custody in Biloxi, Miss around the same time after chips from a gaming table disappeared.  He was not charged.

Foxall also asked the court to have Scherer's debts excluded from evidence.

"Evidence of the wealth or poverty of a defendant is not admissible," he told Horner.

Shortly after the murder, the Alameda County Sherriff’s Office had asked Gambling911.com to profile the case in hopes of finding witnesses outside of the immediate county and across the US through the website’s more wider reach.  Scherer III was believed to have owed debts to various individuals and the Sherriff’s office was hopeful those owed might step forward. 

- Christopher Costigan, Gambling911.com Publisher

Poker News

What Time is the 2nd Round of the Hellmuth Negreanu Duel?

What Time is the 2nd Round of the Hellmuth Negreanu Duel?

The “High Stakes Duel" pits pros Daniel Negreanu, the top money earner, against Phil Hellmuth, the record bracelet holder.

Susie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Again

Susie Zhao Murder Trial Delayed Again

The 33-year-old poker player was bound, sexually assaulted, and burned alive.

Results of Record-Breaking 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Announced

Results of Record-Breaking 2021 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Announced

Celebrating its 10-year partnership, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and World Poker Tour (WPT) announce the results of a record-breaking 2021 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown. There were 2,482 entries in the tournament’s $3,500 WPT NLH Championship producing a prize pool of $7,942,400.

Online Poker Tournament Strategy Guide : 5 Tips to Win Big by Betting Small Stakes

Online Poker Tournament Strategy Guide : 5 Tips to Win Big by Betting Small Stakes

Small stakes online poker is something that can be painstakingly long, and frustrating at times. Yet, despite this, it can still be fantastically fun to play and dedicate your time to. In any gambling game, it can be super difficult to not actually enjoy your time while you play and compete against other players.

BetMGM Launches BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania

BetMGM Launches BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania

BetMGM today announced the launch of BetMGM Poker and Borgata Poker in Pennsylvania, giving customers access to benefits tied to Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City as well as other MGM Resorts casino-resorts nationwide.

Syndicate