Bebb-Jones up for parole in 2019 |

Bebb-Jones up for parole in 2019

GLENWOOD SPRINGS — Marcus Bebb-Jones, recently sentenced to 20 years in prison for the murder of his wife, will be up for parole in 2019, according to records at the Colorado Department of Corrections (DOC) Denver Reception and Diagnostic Center where he is being held temporarily.

Although he was sentenced on May 1, his prison term literally would end on Sept. 20, 2029, because he had already spent three and a half years in jail awaiting trial, and that time has been subtracted from his total sentence.

The earliest estimated parole eligibility date for Bebb-Jones, 49, according to the DOC website, is Sept. 20, 2019, following a parole hearing scheduled for June 2019.

If released on that date, he will have served six years and approximately four months in prison, from the date of his sentencing. His total time behind bars will then have been nine years and 10 months, including the time he spent in jail following his November 2009 arrest in England, where he was living at the time.

Bebb-Jones, a British citizen said to be a professional gambler, admitted earlier this year to killing his Vietnamese-born wife, Sabrina, in 1997, while the two were living in Grand Junction and operating a small lodge there.

He later fled to England with their young son, Daniel, and with approximately $250,000 from the sale of the couple’s home and hotel, according to authorities.

He was arrested after a rancher looking for stray cattle in the Douglas Pass area of western Garfield County found what turned out to be Sabrina Bebb-Jones’ skull. The rest of her body was never found.

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