02.26.09 9 years ago 10 Comments

A professional poker player killed his parents with the hopes that his inheritance could pay off his mounting debts, officials say.  Ernest Scherer III (pictured) was arrested Monday and charged with murder after his parents, Ernest Jr and Charlene, were discovered stabbed and beaten to death last year.

Scherer’s parents were beaten and stabbed in their 4,000-square-foot, three-level home, apparently after returning from dinner at the country club the night of March 7. Their pajama-clad bodies were found a week later…

[Sheriff Scott] Dudek wrote that Scherer “did not appear to show much emotion” at the deaths. He seemed more interested in getting a look at the will, hoping that it would give him as much as $1.5 million, Dudek said.

Sounds like he didn’t have much of a poker face.  I guess the Scherers had a full house… of death.  Looks like this flop was a 1-8-7.  He went all-in, all right — and the police calledYAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!!!

[Sports by Brooks]

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