Gambler Bebb-Jones's US wife murder trial delayed

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

The trial of a professional poker player accused of murdering his American wife has been delayed for five months, US court officials have said.

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

The Colorado trial was set for Monday but has been moved to 1 April 2013 and is expected to last five weeks.

Last year Mr Bebb-Jones, 49, lost his appeal against extradition.

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

Her husband was arrested at his Worcestershire home in 2009.

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