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So hey, did you know the World Series of Poker was going on right now? Yeah, we didn't either: We kind of forgot they still played it. It's amazing what can happen when ESPN loses its taste for something around the time they start making Burt Reynolds movies about it.


Anyway, one of the "charms" of the World Series of Poker is that it takes all kinds. Even if one of those kinds is a guy who might have murdered his parents. That's good timing.

Ernie Scherer III, who is a "person of interest" in the murders of his parents, is currently attending the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas according to sources.

Detectives have spent months trying to figure out who would have wanted to kill Ernie Scherer Jr., 60, and his wife Charlene Abendroth, 57. Investigators have ruled out any suspects related to Ernie Scherer's political connections, and all other family members, Alameda Homicide Detective Scott Dudek said. But detectives have not been able to rule out the couple's 29-year-old son, who was believed to have owed substantial gambling debts. The younger Scherer is an avid poker player (as was his late father), having amassed nearly $300,000 over his poker career.

You know, that's all fine and good, but if he insists on wearing sunglasses inside while playing, as far as we're concerned, that's the real capital crime.

Murdered Couple's Son in Attendance at World Series of Poker [Gambling911]

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