Pro Gambler Murders Parents for Money

Pro Gambler Murders Parents for Money

Friday, 27 February 2009

In a rather grisly turn of events, a professional poker player has been charged with the brutal murder of his parents. According to SFGate, authorities say he performed the act in order to pay off mounting gambling debts with an inheritance of $1.5m.

In Bluff’s eyes if you need to kill your parents for money, you can no longer be called a pro poker player. However, according to his Hendon Mob Database results, Scherer has won over $300,000 in live tournaments.

Scherer’s parents were found beaten and stabbed approximately one week after their time of death. In an arrest affidavit, Sgt. Scott Dudek said that the younger Scherer had been in a “desperate financial situation.”

Dudek wrote that Scherer “did not appear to show much emotion” at the deaths. Instead he was more interested in seeing the will. Scherer’s father had told his own father that Ernest appeared to be a compulsive gambler.

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