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Binion Estate Seeks to Bill Convicted Lovers

1 November 2000

LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Nov. 1, 2000 – As reported by the Associated Press: ``Convicted murderers Sandy Murphy and Rick Tabish should foot the bill for Ted Binion's funeral, attorneys for the estate of the former casino executive contend.

``The murder convictions established the lovers are liable for the wrongful death of Binion and therefore should pay funeral expenses totaling $10,992, estate attorneys say.

``The request is one of several Clark County District Judge Michael Cherry is scheduled to consider at a Nov. 27 hearing.

``…Estate attorneys in court documents said the judgments of conviction filed in September are sufficient to establish civil liability on the part of Murphy and Tabish.

``Should the judge agree, a trial could be scheduled in which jurors would determine what damages should be awarded.

``…Prosecutors during the trial contended that Binion was suffocated at his Las Vegas home after he was forced to ingest potentially lethal amounts of heroin and the prescribed sedative Xanax.

``In May, jurors convicted Murphy and Tabish and sentenced them to life in prison with possibility of parole in 20 years on their first-degree murder convictions…"

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