Poker Participant Wade Woelfel Charged w/ Murder in Lethal Overdose

Wade Woelfel of Moose Lake, Minnesota is a previous on-line poker pro who’s also racked up hundreds of 1000’s in stay event winnings. Now, he faces dire penalties after currently being charged with 3rd-diploma murder previously this 12 months.

In Minnesota, 3rd-degree murder takes place when anyone is killed without the need of immediate intent or premeditation. Punishment may possibly involve up to 25 yrs in jail and a $40,000 wonderful.

Heritage of Illegal Narcotics

In accordance to CBS Minnesota WCCO-Television, courtroom paperwork filed very last 7 days in Blue Earth County allege Woelfel offered medications that led to the fatal overdose of 44-calendar year-aged Bryan Marconcini on Oct 8, 2021. According to courtroom files, Marconcini “had habit problems with illegal narcotics” and was observed unresponsive in a toilet by his girlfriend, who called 911. Regretably, Marconcini was pronounced lifeless at the scene with a afterwards autopsy revealing various medicine in his program which includes meth, fentanyl, and amphetamine.

Details provided by Marconcini’s girlfriend pointed authorities to Woelfel, who was “known to brokers as the two a person and a seller of narcotics.” Right after surveillance video clip showed Marconcini and Woelfel meeting and completing a drug deal, as properly as incriminating textual content messages, authorities established up a sting utilizing an informant.

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Wade Woelfel in poker action.

When he was arrested, Woelfel experienced numerous medicine, a electronic scale, and drug paraphernalia. In accordance to the Mankato No cost Push, Woelfel received into problems back again in 2016 when agents of Homeland Security intercepted a mail package deal addressed to Woelfel containing extra than 100 pills of Ecstasy.

The package deal, which was intercepted by U.S. Customs and Border Regulate at a New York airport, led to a warrant for Woelfel’s spot in Minnesota, which according to a grievance busted him in the method of purchasing cocaine and prescription meds on the net. At the time, he was billed with six felonies connected to drug possession.

Promising Poker Profession

Even though Woelfel has more than $600,000 in stay tournament earnings dating back to 2006 according to the Hendon Mob, his final income of $6,848 arrived again in 2016 when he completed third in the Canterbury Park Fall Poker Basic Celebration #15: $340 No-Restrict Hold’em. His very best-at any time rating came in December 2012 when he concluded runner-up in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Atlantic Town $1,675 Most important Occasion for $120,018.

“So insane. I bear in mind sharing a space three strategies with him & a different at PCA Bahamas about 12 years ago when we had been all coming up just seeking to conserve some loot,” poker pro Faraz Jaka tweeted in reaction to the information. “He was ‘SoggyDog/SoggyVag’ on line, he was a fantastic dude again then. Hadn’t talked to him in around a decade insane to hear this.”

In accordance to information experiences, Woelfel is currently becoming held at Minnesota Correctional Facility right after violating his disorders of launch from a prior drug conviction and will look in court docket on the new murder demand in the near upcoming.

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*Lead graphic courtesy of Minnesota Section of Corrections.

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