A man accused of manslaughter in Florida, Paul Senat, has finished in 70th place in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, cashing for $101,444. Senat, who has pled not guilty to manslaughter charges, is accused of firing a semi-automatic rifle through the wall of Sugar Daddy’s Adult Cabaret in Palm Beach, Florida, on 21 April.
The victim, Darryl Rudolph, is the father of promising young NFL footballer, Travis Rudolph. Travis Rudolph signed with the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent mere days after Senat was released on bail for the alleged manslaughter. Travis, who has previously been a very highly-rated college footballer, went undrafted after nominating for the NFL draft early, rather than waiting until after the end of his Florida State education. He had previously been tipped to be drafted in the fifth or sixth round of the NFL draft.
According to the Palm Beach Post, Senat is alleged to have told local Palm Beach County law enforcement that he took an AK 47-style gun from a shelf and didn’t know it had fired until he saw Darryl Rudolph bleeding from the neck in the adjacent room. Allegedly, the shot travelled through a separating wall, hitting Rudolph while he was working on an air-conditioning unit. Rudolph died the following day in a local hospital.
Senat repotedly part-owns Sugar Daddy’s Adult Cabaret, where the incident took place, and has had a number of previous interactions with local law enforcement. This includes six arrests on misdemeanor or traffic charges, three eviction filings, three foreclosures and one domestic violence case.