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Pleasanton murder suspect was mad at his father, grandfather says

Original post made on Jul 16, 2009

A professional poker player accused of murdering his parents at their country club home just outside Pleasanton in March 2008 was upset that his father initially hadn't helped him buy a house, his 93-year-old grandfather testified Wednesday.

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Comments (6)

Posted by what?, a resident of Deer Oaks/Twelve Oaks
on Jul 16, 2009 at 9:44 am

press charges for kidnapping? what are you talking about PW?


Posted by Julie, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Julie is a registered user.

What a tragedy. Since when are parents expected to buy houses for their kids?


Posted by DanU, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2009 at 4:30 pm

What this man did was pure evil. I hope he gets the death penalty.


Posted by Qwerty, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 16, 2009 at 5:53 pm



I think Scherer III should receive the same punishment he doled out to his parents.


Posted by CCapCastleRat, a resident of Castlewood
on Jul 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

Lex Talionis "an eye for an eye" he gets what he gave in my book!


Posted by Bill, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 21, 2009 at 3:18 pm

Hey folks, he might be innocent. I haven't heard any convincing material evidence for his guilt, just a lot of circumstantial stuff. He may very well have done this, but he should be found guilty before we condemn him to death. In fact there are a lot of innocent people in jail and on death row, so we should be very careful even then. Many people don't realize that juries usually don't hear all of the evidence, good or bad, or that our system, good as it may be, is fallible. If it is proven he killed his parents, however, I agree that he should get the same.


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