Pokie Addict Kills Patient for Gambling Cash
When a gambler becomes so enticed with a gambling game, it can mean big trouble for the gambler. Players will make horrible decisions that end up changing their life dramatically. Just recently a story broke about a care giver who was addicted to pokie gambling. Kerry Forrest was caring for an elderly man when she decided to kill him with a dose of morphine and then sell his home to play the pokie machines.

Forrest used MS-Contin pain medication, which was her prescription, and mixed it with the victim, Bill Adamsons food. This occurred over a 3 day time span in April of 2010. She then tried to have the death certified as a natural death so that he could be cremated before his family members knew of his death.

Forrest then used the money from the sale of the victim house to play as much pokies as she liked. Forrest had moved into the victims home and was caring for Adamson after his wifes death. Forest sold the victims home or $690,000 and had $25,000 immediately released so she could hit the pokies.

The $25,000 was withdrawn and deposited into Forrest account and it was spent over a two week time frame. Hundreds of thousands of dollars were then moved to several accounts owned by Forrest and over an almost three year time frame, Forrest lost just over $334,000 by playing pokie machines.

After suspicion arose, an investigation took place and a toxicology report showed that Adamson had died from morphine toxicity and this further showed that Forrest was involved. The gambler did everything she could to keep her actions a secret so she could get her hands on the victims money and continue to live her lavish lifestyle of gambling on the pokies. Forrest has now been found guilty and will be sentenced at a later date.

- 2014-05-27


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