Million Dollar Listing LA: Was Josh Flagg’s Client The Same Sandy Murphy Accused Of Murdering Ted Binion?
August 03, 2012 10:00 AM by Lisa Princ
This week on Bravo‘s Million Dollar Listing LA, fans watched as Josh Flagg took on a listing from a woman who looked strikingly familiar. So familiar that it left us wondering if it was Sandy Murphy, who was accused of the 1998 murder of casino big wigTed Binion, but was that really her? Hopefully, we can get this mystery cleared up for everyone who is wondering. Details after the jump…
Was it her, or wasn’t it? That seems to be the question revolving around Josh Flagg’s pregnant client, Sandy, on this week’s episode of Million Dollar Listing. If you watched the episode, and you are wondering as well, all you have to do is Google Sandy Murphy, and you will see that all the images look strikingly familiar to the Sandy we watched interact with Josh Flagg.
We’re not the only ones who were doing a double take. A writer for the Las Vegas Review-Journal also claims that it was indeed Sandy Murphy, as he posted in the “sightings” section: “Sandy Murphy, spotted Wednesday at Bravo’s ‘Million Dollar Listing’ reality show. A very pregnant Murphy was working as an assistant for a wealthy lady in Beverly Hills. Murphy was charged with murder in the drug-related 1998 death of casino owner Ted Binion and convicted in 2000.”
When authorities found Ted Binion dead in 1998 of an apparent “overdose,” Sandy Murphy, Binion’s girlfriend, became a suspect later on as police were not certain that it was a suicide attempt. In June the following year, Sandy Murphy and her boyfriend, Rick Tabish, who police believed (and Ted Binion suspected before his death) was seeing Sandy behind Ted’s back, were arrested for Binion’s murder, as well as for conspiracy, robbery, grand larceny and burglary. The prosecution claimed that Sandy and Rick conspired to kill Binion and steal his riches, adding that they had drugged and smothered him.
Rick Tabish received 25 years, while Sandy Murphy received 22 years to life. However, in 2004, the couple were given a new trial and both were acquitted of murder, but charged on lesser charges. Both have since been released from prison, and while we don’t have the certain answer, the fact is that she very well could have been Sandy Murphy, the former flame of Ted Binion. It seems a little too ironic to have the same name and look identical yet not be the same person, don’t you think?
Perhaps Josh Flagg could chime in and tell us with certainty if his client was indeed the Sandy Murphy involved in the Ted Binion case? Inquiring minds want to know!
Tune in next week to Million Dollar Listing LA for more fun with Josh Flagg and the boys!
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