A guy has been convicted in the 2020 murder of 33-year-old poker professional Susie Zhao.
According to a record from The Oakland Press, a court pondered for less than a hr to found guilty Jeffery Morris, 62. Morris reportedly was homeless at the time of the murder.
Morris encounters required life in prison for first-degree murder, with punishing slated for November.
Zhao was discovered dead in a Michigan parking area near an outside recreation area in White Lake Municipality. Authorities were alerted to the body by a regional citizen.
Zhao was a long time texas hold’em pro that made her living mainly playing live, high-stakes cash money games in Las Vegas and also Los Angeles, however recently returned to Michigan to be closer to household. Despite making her living in money games, Zhao acquired $224,671 in career competition earnings, primarily from money and deep runs in the Globe Collection of Casino poker centerpiece in 2012, 2015 and also 2017. Her 2012 90th-place surface netted her $73,805, the biggest competition cash money of her job.
Prosecutors mostly counted on Morris’ cell phone to convict him.
” Proof on Morris cellular phone revealed multiple internet look for fierce sex and hundreds of saved images involving cruelty against Oriental women and slaves, bondage, and more, in addition to sex-related encounters in remote, wooded locations– similar to where Zhao’s body was discovered,” the report stated. “There was proof her wrists were bound by zip connections prior to her being splashed with gas and established afire while alive, and she had endured serious damages to her genital location triggered by candid force that Morris inflicted on her.”
” Private investigators connected Morris to the slaying greatly through cellular phone evidence that included not only the huge number of net searches for sexual violence that Zhao eventually experienced but additionally cell phone monitoring that showed their phones– as well as probably Morris and Zhao– were together in the hrs leading up to her fatality. Detectives tracked the phones from Zhao’s moms and dads’ house to the Sherwood Motel in Waterford where Morris had actually rented a room for $50, and afterwards to the parking area where Zhao’s body had actually been left.”
The protection said that Morris couldn’t have actually attacked and also killed Zhao in less than seven minutes, which is what district attorneys declared.