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Gambler Marcus Bebb-Jones denies killing wife

Marcus and Sabrina Bebb-Jones, Melrose Hotel, Grand Junction, in 1996. Pic: Christopher Tomlinson, Daily Sentinel
Image caption Marcus Bebb-Jones is accused of killing wife Sabrina

A professional poker player has pleaded not guilty to killing his American wife and dumping her body in a national park in the US.

Marcus Bebb-Jones, of Kidderminster, Worcestershire, is accused of killing Sabrina Bebb-Jones in 1997 and dumping her body in a Colorado national park.

A trial has been set for 5 November in Grand Junction, Colorado, and is expected to last six weeks.

In 2011 Mr Bebb-Jones, who is now 49, lost his appeal against extradition.

Mrs Bebb-Jones's skull was found in 2004 in a national park near Douglas Pass in north-west Colorado.