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 Gambling Addiction Results in Murder of Both Parents

According to a story in the January 18, 1997 Associated Press, Shanda Spears Crain, a 28-year old woman from Franklinton, Louisiana, allegedly shot both of her parents to collect insurance money to pay off gambling debts resulting from her addiction to video poker.

The article states, "Sheriff investigators said she was stealing from her father's bank account and had cut phone lines to his home so the bank could not contact him.

"The Washington Parish Sheriff Office has said the shooting happened when Mrs. Crain went to her parent's home in Warnerton to pick up one of her three children. She put the child in her car, returned to the house, took her father's pistol and fired four shots, hitting each of her parents once."

HOW GHASTLY, HOW REVOLTING ARE THE RESULTS OF VIDEO SLOT COMPULSIVE GAMBLING. IS IT REALLY NECESSARY FOR THE NEW MEXICO LEGISLATURE TO INFLICT THIS SORT OF INFLUENCE ON OUR CITIZENS?