Ted Binions’s death will be featured in the latest episode Dateline NBC where Sandy Murphy will be interviewed about what happened that day. Learn more about his mysterious murder here.
Ted Binion, in full, Lonnie Theodore Binnion, was a wealthy American gambling executive and son of famed Las Vegas casino magnate Benny Binion, owner of Binion’s Horseshoe.
Ted was murdered in 1998, almost 22 years back, but the case remains unsolved and still a mystery to all the people. Although police arrested two people for the murder, later they were found to be innocent and released by the court.
On this Friday, NBC will try to reinvestigate the incident and the show will on air 9/8c on NBC.
What Happened To Ted Binion? Dateline Death and Murder Update
Ted Binion died on September 17, 1998, in his home and many people still argue about whether it was natural death or murder. NBC’s crime reality show “Dateline” will try to investigate the story in their latest episode What Happened In Vegas.
An initial police investigation reported that he died due to an overdose of drugs. Empty pill bottles were obtained from the area while an autopsy and toxicology report revealed that he died of a combination of the prescription sedative Xanax and heroin, with traces of Valium.
However, the Clark County Coroner’s office reclassified the incident as a homicide after six months and the case took a completely different turn.
This week we talk about how Sandy Murphy & Rick Tabish conspired to steal casino heir Ted Binion’s buried treasure. pic.twitter.com/SpBZIDYTWQ
— Murder Dictionary (@M_D_Podcast) January 11, 2018
Where Is Sandy Murphy Today? Ted Binion Girlfriend
Sandy Murphy was Ted Binion’s live-in girlfriend and later she was convicted of Binion’s murder along with her lover Rick Tabish.
Murphy stated to the police that Ted was thinking of suicide after losing his gaming license a few months earlier. Detectives had suspected that she and Rich had been romantically involved and Binion found that.
Later Murphy and Rick were arrested for Binion’s murder as well as for conspiracy, robbery, grand larceny, and burglary. The case attracted national media and Murphy was sentenced to 22 years of life in prison while her partner Rick was sentenced to 25 years.
But later they were granted a trial and acquitted on the murder charges.
What happened in Vegas… didn’t stay there.
— Dateline NBC (@DatelineNBC) January 13, 2022
Who Is Ted Binion Wife? His Married Life Explored
Ted Binion was married to his ex-wife Doris Binion and also has a daughter from her named Bonnie Binion.
But after his love affair with Sandy Murphy, Doris divorced him. Dorsi was listed as the prosecution’s lead-off witness in the trial of her former husband in 2000.
In her statement, she said that Binion’s used to have a lot of cash which is around $1 million and she also told that money was the cause of his murder.