Eric Naposki: "Not One Bit" of Evidence Proves I Am A Murderer

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Naposki: I wear size 14 boots!
If all you knew about the sensational 1994 murder of a wealthy Newport Beach businessman was based on what you heard last night on CBS "48 Hours," you might sympathize with the convicted killer in the case: ex-NFL linebacker Eric Naposki.

Dressed in street clothes instead of his actual daily jail garb, Naposki not surprisingly appeared animated and confident as he proclaimed his innocence, slammed his prosecutor, portrayed his jurors as dupes and predicted one day he will be absolved of any role in the murder of William McLaughlin, who was worth more than $55 million.

"They [law enforcement] don't have any [evidence]--not one bit of what you call 'hard evidence,'" Naposki said in a taped interview from the Orange County Jail, where he awaits a sentencing hearing early next year and likely life in prison punishment. "They built a case on cards and it will come down eventually."

The former New England Patriot and Indianapolis Colt is right that DNA, fingerprints or an eyewitness never tied him to the murder scene. But circumstantial evidence---especially when there is a substantial pile of it--also can be damning. The circumstantial evidence that landed Naposki in his present condition was, veteran police detectives and 12 jurors firmly believed, plentiful--even if part of it wasn't highlighted on the broadcast.

For example, I reported during the trial that Naposki altered his alibi as detectives developed a timeline and that obviously dubious alteration violated Albert Einstein's space-time continuum.

Repeatedly adding significant lies to an ongoing homicide investigation normally isn't the work of an innocent person.

And there is also this pesky fact that should worry Naposki's fans: The defense tried to blame the killing on one of McLaughlin's ex-business partners. That flopped. Defense lawyers then asked jurors to believe that McLaughlin's son, brain-damaged and handicapped after being hit by a drunk driver, fired the fatal shots so that he could smoke pot in peace. That fizzled. Then they implicated unnamed, trigger-happy Mexican drug cartel gangsters.

When that absurd effort tanked, the defense found another villain: Packard. During the trial, the defense claimed that she was the mastermind and the shooter, who slept with their innocent, gullible client for two years in an effort to make him the key suspect. Based on the verdict, that theory failed too.

But the ever cocky, sexually-assured Naposki--who is appealing his conviction and whining to reporters about the alleged incompetence of defense lawyers Gary Pohlson and Angelo MacDonald--isn't done with the blame game. Last night, he told the CBS audience that he knows the identity of the real killer: a hit man--not him--hired by Packard, who faces her own trial in coming weeks.

I'm guessing that prosecutor Matt Murphy and DA investigator Larry Montgomery rolled their eyes at this latest jailhouse tale.

We should too.

Go HERE to see a brief CBS video of Naposki yapping about his glowing halo and HERE to read a recent Boston Globe interview with the killer.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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spencertown123
spencertown123

Wow I'd really like to know how a man gets convicted based on his gun was used?  Clearly knowing the devil behind the madness, may have taken it..."reasonable doubt?" where did that go?  There is absolutely NO evidence that he pulled the trigger only a Huntch.  What happened to rock hard evidence to convict a man for the rest of his life? I would also like to know why he was never offered a lie detector test? Even Steve Wilcos, ex cop and now talk show host would agree, the lie detector tests don't lie.  DNA? Nothing, no footprints.  Just a neighbor who took his conversations and overkilled the Idea that he MAY have done it.  Is this enough to convict a man with NO track record? We baffle at his attempts to prove his innocent even if that means exposing a hollywood producer ? Never heard anything the he had an alibi other then they were sorry to bother him because use is an outstanding citizen with NO record of crimes? Well wasn't Eric Noboski? I truly believe this man, and its all in the eyes.  We want to believe he did it, yes he is somewhat cocky but a murderer?  Amazingly in the USA we can convict people just for having a weapon and it being the weapon in a crime. Gee, maybe I can steal my neighbors gun and make a crime, and how easily they would convict that neighbor.  Well thats a great example for future killers like his girlfriend. I'm disgusted with the system.


Joe DesCorps
Joe DesCorps

Moxley, you are a clown. Even your name is ugly -- sounds like a terrible, evil ghoul in a "Harry Potter" movie. Your facts are off, you are one sided and I bet you write your stories the minute you take your lips off Matt Murphy's johnson.

67Insider
67Insider

Both he and Nanette have been successful in convincing themselves that they are both innocent.  That takes talent.

949girl
949girl

Do I think he did it?  Yes.But do I think it was proven?  No, I don't.

Adrianne
Adrianne

This guy is as guilty as Osama bin Laden was in the 911 attacks.  And It wouldn't have mattered wether he had the phone bill, he was still able to make it to the Balboa coves residence with time to do the murder.  And his Attorney's did a fine job considering the OPEN MOUTH, INSERT FOOT client they had to defend.....  He just needs to accept the REALLITY of the rest of his life and go on...   BTW, The boss of he Thundrbird had a Certified statement claiming to have NEVER PAGED Naposki.....  would never have had a reason to page him for any reason....   Accept defeat like a good boy and shut up. 

Ergo
Ergo

Naposki is right on both counts:a) There is no real evidence against him, and b) He is an idiot.

Only in OC can one be convicted on just flimsy speculations based on statements of a proven liar -- Naposki himself.

P.S. to Moxley:OJ walked despite physical evidence of his involvement, and rightly so because the case must be proven beyond reasonable doubt.So, quit your high-school level cheering of mere suspicion as rock solid proof in this case.

Dweezle.Di
Dweezle.Di

The first advice a defense attorney will tell a person is do NOT say anything to law enforcement or prosecuting staff, there is a reason all competent defense attorneys say that!It seems all the evidence used to convict this guy came from his mouth! STUPID!I hope the pussy was worth it...

Spicy Mike
Spicy Mike

The guy's a fucking idiot.  He'll be whining until he draws his last breath in the comfortable confines of the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections.

To you Naposki...see ya wouldn't wanna be ya.

67Insider
67Insider

A good man's blood is all over 3 motorcycles, a pair of stupid fucking alligator boots, and all kinds of other swag that Eric soaked up from his two-timing whore.

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