SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A jury has found a California woman guilty of first-degree murder for arranging to have an ex-NFL player kill her millionaire boyfriend in 1994.
Orange County jurors on Monday also found that Nanette Ann Packard committed the crime for financial gain.
Prosecutors say Packard gave keys to ex-NFL linebacker Eric Naposki so he could enter the Newport Beach home of William McLaughlin and shoot him six times.
The divorced mother of two was living with the much older McLaughlin. But prosecutors say she was dating Naposki, a former Patriots and Colts player who worked as a nightclub bouncer, and had a $1 million life insurance policy on McLaughlin.
Packard pleaded guilty in 1996 to writing checks from McLaughlin’s account without his knowledge.
Naposki was convicted of the murder last year.