Angelo MacDonald

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Eric Naposki Murder Sentencing Delayed

    ​Former New England Patriot's linebacker Eric Naposki, now a convicted murderer, took a break from his seemingly continual jailhouse network TV interviews to appear today in court, where he asked that his punishment be delayed until May 18.Naposki entered Superior Court Judge William Froeberg's co ... More >>

  • News

    January 12, 2012

    Nanette Packard: Ready for Her Close-Up?

    [Moxley Confidential] The criminal defendant hopes to convince a jury she's a greedy slut—but not a murderer

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    July 28, 2011
  • News

    July 21, 2011

    Eric Naposki's Rocky Murder Picture Show

    [Moxley Confidential] Ex-NFL player hoped a crime-scene photo would save him from a homicide conviction

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    Eric Naposki's Murder Defense Botched Chance Today To Exonerate The Ex-NFL Linebacker

    OC Register media pool photoDefense lawyer Gary Pohlson has one last chance to explain away Naposki lies​On the same day that a prosecutor questioned why a supposedly innocent murder suspect decided to engage in "mind f-ing the police" who were attempting to solve the crime, a defense lawyer for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Eric Naposki's Murder Prosecutor Slams Defense Lawyer Tactics

    OC Register media pool photoNaposki: Thinks the case against him is laughable​"He's got the suit. He's got the hair. He's got the watch and the shoes. He's a master in his style . . . [He] sounds great but there's absolutely no substance . . . Maybe that works in New York."That was Matt Murphy, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Eric Naposki's Murder Alibi Defies Einstein's Space-Time Continuum

    OC Register media pool photoNaposki has a surprise for Albert Einstein​Nobody alive saw Eric Naposki enter William McLaughlin's Newport Beach house, fire six hollow-tip bullets into the wealthy businessman's torso and flee the murder scene on Dec. 15, 1994. Nobody found McLaughlin's blood spatters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2011

    Eric Naposki Defense Puts Gun in Co-Conspirator's Hands

    OC Register media pool photoAngelo MacDonald​To divert juror attention away from their client as a cold-blooded murderer, Eric Naposki's defense team today summoned a witness who testified that he saw Naposki's alleged co-conspirator, Nanette Johnston, practice shooting firearms in the months befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    Eric Naposki Lawyer Slams Police For Arresting an Innocent Man

    OC Register media pool photoMacDonald blames shoddy police work for his client's arrest​In a 64-minute opening statement, Eric Naposki's defense lawyer told an Orange County jury that "common sense" proves the former NFL player could not have gunned down a Newport Beach millionaire because evidenc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    William McLaughlin's Killer Was Dead Serious, OC Coroner Says

    Naposki booking photo​Whoever killed Newport Beach millionaire William Francis McLaughlin definitely wanted him dead, according to testimony today in the trial of Eric Naposki, a former NFL player accused of murdering McLaughlin in a plot with the victim's fiancee.Just after 9 p.m. on Dec. 15, 199 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Eric Naposki Murder Trial Gets Brutal and Then A Funny Man Takes The Witness Stand

    Angelo MacDonald​You've probably never heard of Kevin Ross Johnston, but this guy should be a witness in every murder trial.Why?Not because Johnston--a tall, natty, silver-bearded fellow with a quick, hearty laugh--has any known criminal expertise. Well, sure, there are those speeding tickets and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Eric Naposki Defense Hints At Better Shooter Suspects

    Johnston and Naposki at the time of the murder​In his best chance so far to dominate Judge William Froeberg's Santa Ana courtroom on behalf of murder defendant Eric Naposki, New York-based defense lawyer Angelo MacDonald spent nearly five hours today working diligently to undermine the prosecution ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Accused Killer Eric Naposki Finally Gets a Positive Plug in Day 4 of his Murder Trial

    OC Register pool photoNaposki​It took four days of trial, but a witness finally made positive comments about accused killer Eric Naposki, the former professional football player, who is charged with gunning down a Newport Beach businessman in a 1994 plot to steal part of the man's estimate $15 mil ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Eric Naposki Murder Trial Wins Laughter in Day 2

    OC Register pool photoA tame second quarter for Eric Naposki​I wish I could have yesterday back in the case of the People of California versus Eric Naposki, and not just because of mid-morning indigestion from a rubbery courthouse cafeteria blueberry muffin.On Monday, the trial's opening day, Napo ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    Key Fact May Doom Eric Naposki in Newport Beach Murder Trial

    Oops. The killer left this key at the crime scene​In Day 3 of Eric Naposki's murder trial, jurors learned several damning, pro-prosecution facts, but the ex-NFL player still managed to deliver a big, confident wink at his girlfriend who was in the public seating section of Judge William Froeberg's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Eric Naposki Killed Bill, DA Tells OC Jury

    H. Lorren Au Jr. / Orange County RegisterLosing first quarter for Eric Naposki?​Eric Naposki, a onetime star professional football player, couldn't hide his contempt this afternoon during the prosecution's opening statement that ended with a confident prediction that jurors will hold him "accounta ... More >>