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Nearly 3 years after their murders, Pleasanton couple's accused son's trial gets under way today

Original post made on Jan 4, 2011

Opening statements will be presented today in the trial of professional poker player Ernest Scherer III on charges that he murdered his parents for financial gain at their upscale Pleasanton home in March 2008.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 6:53 AM

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Posted by Nutsac, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 4, 2011 at 8:56 am

It is an abomination that it has taken 3 years to bring this case to trail! It will be interesting to see how many months the trial will drag on, so the attorneys can rake in millions. How would you like to get stuck on the jury, putting you life on hold for months? There is no justifiable reason why a murder trail cannot be brought to trial in six months, or why the trial take longer than two weeks - beyond that the attorneys are just milking the system.

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