Nanette Ann Packard Gets Life Without Parole for '94 Murder of Boyfriend William McLaughlin
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While McLaughlin made a sandwich in the kitchen of the Balboa Cove house at about 9:10 p.m. on December 15, 1994, his killer entered, fired six shots into McLaughlin's torso with hollow tip 9mm bullets meant to cause as much destruction as possible and then fled before police, who were nearby, arrived.
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Packard had a $1 million life insurance policy on McLaughlin and provisions in his will that stated she would receive $150,000 in the event of his death and would have the right to live in his beach house rent free for one year. A day before his murder, Packard wrote a $250,000 check from one of McLaughlin's accounts and deposited it into her personal account, which posted the Monday after the murder.
For that she wound up getting year in jail for grand theft.
As her ultimate fate was being sealed today, Packard received earfuls from McLaughlin's two daughters, in the form of victim impact statements read in court.
|The McLaughlin family|
"I feel very grateful to have had such a wonderful father in my life for as long as I did," commented Jenny McLaughlin. "I wish he could have stayed with us longer and that God would have chosen his time to leave, rather than a person with a gun and a greedy heart."
Naposki will get to hear about his impacts on the victims at his scheduled Aug. 10 sentencing in Santa Ana.
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