COMING UP ON 48 HOURS MYSTERY: DOUBLE LIFE - DOUBLE MURDER
"THE COUNTRY CLUB MURDERS"
SATURDAY, MARCH 3 (10:00 P.M., ET/PT)
WHAT: A smooth-talking professional poker player and family man is under suspicion for the brutal murder of his parents. Did skyrocketing debt push this former high roller to savagely kill?
WHO: Professional poker player Ernest "Ernie" Scherer III was tracked for more than a year as a suspect in the brutal 2008 murder of his parents, but authorities lacked the evidence to arrest him. Investigators believe Scherer callously bludgeoned his parents to death in order to gain access to a multi-million dollar inheritance. Police would uncover Scherer was living a double life and was in desperate need of money to pay off staggering debts accumulated by careless gambling and extramarital affairs. Before police could confront Ernie with what they learned, Ernie left his wife and three-year-old son and took off on a cross-country trip gambling and seeking the company of women online and on the road. Scherer's ex-wife Robyn and his sister, Catherine, sit down with 48 HOURS MYSTERY correspondent Peter Van Sant for their first network interview.
WHEN: Saturday, March 3 (10:00 P.M. ET/PT)
WHY YOU SHOULD WATCH: No immediate arrests were made after the Scherers' vicious murder in their upscale Castlewood Country Club home. When their son, Ernie Scherer, disappeared following his parents' death, authorities enlisted his wife Robyn to help catch the man she married. With her help, investigators ultimately unraveled his double life. Now, both Robyn and Ernie's sister, Catherine share their nightmare with Van Sant, discussing their betrayal by the husband and brother they thought they both knew.
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