Gustafik’s Widow Locked Up, Awaits Murder Charges
The widow/alleged murderer of tournament poker pro William “Bill” Gustafik is now in a California jail after being discharged from a San Luis Obispo hospital. Jill Rockcastle (at right in the best pic we’ve found of her so far) now awaits transfer to Nevada on murder charges.
To recap, Las Vegas Police first got a call from an anonymous “male subject” at 7:31 pm last Friday that a deceased male was inside a condo unit (#2300) at the Panorama Towers, just off the Vegas strip. Police immediately suspected Rockcastle and wanted to speak with her but she fled to California where she checked into a B&B and was found unconscious in an apparent suicide attempt.
While we’re being emailed rumors about the homicide that are undoubtedly 100% true, as all rumors are, we’ll hold off on those right now and just say that Rockcastle was into body building like her husband, played poker, inherited some cash, seemed a bit off kilter to some and may or may not have been a Playboy bunny years ago (although we’re hearing no on this now) and that from everyone we’ve talked to Bill Gustafik was pretty much liked by everyone who met or knew him, except his wacko wife last Friday night when she stabbed him to death, allegedly.
Gustafik, a regular on the WPT circuit and at the WSOP, can be seen on the Ultimate Poker Challenge “Cash Poker” TV series (in photo at left). He played the February 1 event, which aired recently and also featured Todd Brunson, Chad Brown, Hoyt Corkins and Layne Flack.
After the jump is another photo of Gustafik from his “Cash Poker” TV show appearance, which we know Rockcastle attended (that
may or may is not be her seated behind him with the big hair… if you know for sure, let us know).