Did Ted Binion overdose, or was he murdered?
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LAS VEGAS - As you read this, the retrial of Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish will be underway. The appeal court found that the first trial was severely flawed and remanded the case back to the original judge, Joseph Bonaventure. This judge has often been accused of bias in this case, and was once asked to step down. He refused.
Now, speculation is that there will be new witnesses who will tell a story about a secret plot to kill the drug addicted multi-millionaire, steal his fortune, then blame his demise on his girlfriend and her lover.
Had Sandy Murphy not been convicted of his murder at the first trial, she would have inherited a large portion of Ted Binion’s estate including his mansion where it was suspected he had buried treasure. Because of her conviction, Binion’s entire fortune went to his family members, and the Palomino Lane estate—after months of suspicious activity—was sold
Immediately following Murphy’s conviction, I began to drive by Binion’s Palomino Lane estate on a daily basis. Each day I observed several white panel trucks in the driveway. I suspect that the trucks contained x-ray and ground penetrating radar equipment in addition to infrared cameras to completely survey the house and grounds, but I could be wrong. My suspicion was based on a September 30, 2002 Writ of Mandamus filed in Federal Court by Tabish attorneys J. Tony Serra and Shari L. Greenburger to compel the Department of Justice to order the FBI to produce evidence that was unavailable to lawyers representing the defendants.