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Trial Set For Pair In 1994 Killing Of OC Millionaire

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NEWPORT BEACH (AP) — Testimony begins this week in a high-profile trial involving a former NFL linebacker and his ex-lover who are accused of killing a wealthy Orange County businessman for financial gain nearly 18 years ago.

Nanette Packard and Eric Naposki, who played for the New England Patriots, are each charged with murder in the 1994 shooting death of multimillionaire William Francis McLaughlin.

The trial is expected to dominate headlines in Southern California.

Prosecutors say Packard, McLaughlin’s former girlfriend, stood to collect $1 million in life insurance from his death.

Police say Naposki, who was romantically involved with Packard, is believed to have shot McLaughlin six times at his Newport Beach home.

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