Decision on poker champion Marcus Bebb-Jones' extradition next month

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A British poker champion accused of killing his wife and dumping her body in a US national park will find out next month if he is to be extradited.

American prosecutors claim Marcus Bebb-Jones, 46, murdered his wife Sabrina in 1997 then spent her money during a "playboy" weekend in Las Vegas.

The professional gambler was arrested last year in a raid at his home in Kidderminster amid accusations he went on to spend thousands of dollars on her credit cards before botching a suicide bid.

A hearing to consider whether to extradite Bebb-Jones was held today at City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in London.

District Judge Howard Riddle will announce his decision on April 12.

If extradited, Bebb-Jones will face trial in America.