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Ex-NFL player Eric Naposki convicted of murder

Eric Naposki, a linebacker who played for the Patriots and Colts in the 1980s, has been convicted of first-degree murder in California.

A jury found Naposki guilty of shooting and killing a wealthy entrepreneur named William R. McLaughlin in 1994.

The case, which went unsolved for 15 years before Naposki was charged in 2009, sounds like something out of a movie: Naposki was romantically involved with a woman who was also romantically involved with McLaughlin, and the two conspired to kill McLaughlin to collect a $1 million life insurance policy.

The woman, Nanette Johnston Packard, met McLaughlin after placing a magazine ad seeking wealthy men, saying, “You take care of me, and I’ll take care of you.” She is also facing murder charges and will stand trial in November.

Naposki faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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17 Responses to “Ex-NFL player Eric Naposki convicted of murder”
  1. trbowman says: Jul 14, 2011 7:56 PM


    You could convict him on looks alone

  2. mjkelly77 says: Jul 14, 2011 8:00 PM

    Well, he can’t use O.J.’s attorney …

  3. goawayeverybody says: Jul 14, 2011 8:07 PM

    Now Naposki can get acquainted with the California prison system.

    His crime is something out of Double Indemnity.

  4. drevilstolemymojito says: Jul 14, 2011 8:19 PM

    The little head won the debate again. I hope she was hot at least.

  5. Soulman45 says: Jul 14, 2011 9:12 PM

    To bad do the crime do the time nothing like this should happen.

  6. hobartbaker says: Jul 14, 2011 9:29 PM

    From the Great Beyond, a voice was heard.

    “You take care of me and I’ll take care of you!”.

  7. whatswiththehate says: Jul 14, 2011 9:41 PM

    mjkelly77 says:Jul 14, 2011 8:00 PM

    Well, he can’t use O.J.’s attorney …
    I believe he’s already convicted. No need for O.J. attorney.

  8. hobartbaker says: Jul 14, 2011 10:00 PM

    Eric’s career as a pro wrestler will be put on hold. He was fighting in the heavyweight division as “Killer Naposki”.

  9. bearsnoah says: Jul 14, 2011 11:35 PM

    Why Do we kill each other?

  10. rc33 says: Jul 14, 2011 11:54 PM

    Does it count as a sack?

  11. bozosforall says: Jul 15, 2011 12:01 AM

    Yet another crooked Patriot.

    Wonder if he videotaped it?

  12. smartbutlazy says: Jul 15, 2011 8:04 AM

    The Bengals have secured his post-prison playing rights and hired Jose Baez to file an appeal.

  13. jimmysee says: Jul 15, 2011 8:36 AM

    Well she did take care of him.

  14. boltfaninfalconcountry says: Jul 15, 2011 8:53 AM

    O.J. Simpson is saying,”Only kill bro, you’re soft!”

  15. castleanthrax says: Jul 15, 2011 1:24 PM

    No No Nanette!

  16. digglerthegoat says: Jul 15, 2011 3:31 PM

    Hey good news, if he is guilty…the Patriots will probably have video!

    I know I am a Pats Fan but I could not resist!

  17. bcgreg says: Jul 15, 2011 11:40 PM

    Silver lining.

    James Harrison thinks this guy has street cred now.

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