|Jonathan Duhamel with ex-girlfriend, Bianca Rojas-Latraverse. (FILE)
MONTREAL - A judge on Friday postponed the trial of the ex-girlfriend of a Canadian poker champ because of an "accident" she suffered in jail.
Bianca Rojas-Latraverse, accused of conspiring to beat and rob World Series of Poker Champion Jonathan Duhamel, covered her face and looked visibly nervous while sitting in the accused box at the Montreal courthouse on Friday.
The 21-year-old's lawyer told the court her client had an "accident" in jail Thursday night. The accident seemed to involve violence as Rojas-Latraverse had marks on her face.
Her lawyer, Sarah Desabrais, said the incident was "a personal matter," when asked by reporters.
The judge postponed the start of Rojas-Latraverse's trial until Monday to give her time to see a doctor.
Duhamel was the victim of a home invasion on Dec. 21 at his first-floor condo on Montreal's south shore. People beat and bound him, and stole $160,000 in cash, a $10,000 Rolex watch and Duhamel's custom-made 2010 World Series of Poker bracelet.
Rojas-Latraverse and two alleged accomplices, Anthony Bourque, 20, and John Clark-Lemay, 23, were arrested about a week later. All three face several charges including conspiracy, breaking and entering, robbery and assault. Only Bourque was granted bail.
The Crown alleges the young woman wasn't present when Duhamel was beaten and bound. Rather, Crown prosecutors say Rojas-Latraverse took advantage of her past relationship with Duhamel to pass information to her two alleged accomplices.
A fourth person was arrested and accused of possession of stolen property after he was allegedly caught wearing the poker champ's Rolex watch.
Duhamel won $8.9 million (U.S.) in 2010 after winning the poker world cup. He was the first Canadian to win the event.