One-time NFL Star Eric Naposki Murder Case

One-time NFL star, Eric Andrew Naposki, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for murdering his lover's wealthy fiance nearly two decades ago. Mr. Naposki was sentenced this week, a year after he was convicted of first-degree murder after 17 years in a case that went cold but was reopened in 2007.

Naposki, 47 aimed and fired his gun at William Francis McLaughlin, 55 at the request of the woman he loved, according to prosecutors, At the time, which was 17 years ago, Nanette Ann Packard (Johnson), was engaged to Mr. McLaughlin,. The pair allegedly conspired to carry out the murder-for-money slaying, so as to collect a $1 million life insurance payout on Mr. McLaughlin's life. Ms. Packard was also charged with murder and sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole. Johnston, 46, supposedly told Mr. Naposki that they would profit from a $1 million life insurance policy and be able to take over McLaughlin’s beach house.

Mr. Naposki, who once played for the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts, was then found guilty of arriving and entering the house of Mr. McLaughlin. He used a key apparently delivered to him by Johnson and then murdered Mr. Naposki in cold blood, firing his gun six times at the 55-year-old businessman hitting him with all bullets in or around the chest.

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