A former NFL linebacker, Andrew Naposki, has been sent to prison for life without the possibility for parole. The former player has been convicted of murdering his lover’s boyfriend nearly twenty years ago. He was convicted in Orange County Superior Court. The shooting of William Francis McLaughlin took place back in 1994.
Naposki’s lover, Nanette Ann Packard, helped to arrange for the killing so that the two could collect on the $1 million life insurance policy that the victim had in case of death. She gave the killer the key to their home and told him when the victim would be at the house.
Naposki shot McLaughlin six times in the kitchen. The day before the murder, Packard wrote a check out of McLaughlin’s account for $250,000 and put it in her own account. She was later sentenced for writing a check against his account without his permission, but for some reason, authorities did not link this to the murder.
Police long suspected Packard and Naposki, but it wasn’t until later that they were able to identify the technology necessary to secure a conviction. This allowed them to identify the murder weapon and file charges in 2009. Both Packard and Naposki were convicted and sent to prison this year.