UK poker player fighting to get away with murder

Another day and another schmuck trying to sully the good name of poker: this time it’s Marcus Bebb-Jones, a 46 year-old UK poker player who has been accused of murdering his American wife, Sabrina in 1997, interring her body in the soils of a national park near Douglas Pass in Colorado and then treating himself to a weekend in Las Vegas. The poker enthusiast subsequently moved back to the UK only to be arrested in a police raid of his home last year. 

There’s nothing funny about what happened here; it was a case of cold-blooded murder seemingly carried out by Mr. Bebb-Jones. But it is what he and his defense lawyers have subsequently claimed that is a complete farce!

Basically, he is fighting tooth and claw to avoid extradition to the United States, where they would give him the electric chair for his transgressions. While the District Judge presiding over the case has assured Mr. Bebb-Jones that the Secretary of State would not give him the boot if it meant the death sentence, the alternative is a life sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. And everybody knows what happens to idiots that kill their own wives in prison: “Why don’t you pick on somebody your own size?”

Feeling the heat of divine justice under his collar, Mr. Bebb-Jone’s barrister, Mr. Cooper bleated that the proposed punishment was “grossly disproportionate” and would breach his client’s human rights: grossly disproportionate to what, Mr. Cooper? To his crime? To the fact that your client murdered his wife, buried her in the wilderness and then rewarded himself with a weekend of poker in Las Vegas? Shame, shame, shame! How the integrity of the great American pastime has been soiled by this man and for that alone, he deserves the full wrath of the law. The case is ongoing and the outcome for the accused is greatly anticipated. Should he be found to be innocent; then I will eat my words, letter by letter.

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