Husband of Slain Radio Host Makes Appearance in Weapons Case - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Husband of Slain Radio Host Makes Appearance in Weapons Case

James Kauffman didn't enter a plea during Wednesday's hearing. Another hearing will be held Monday to determine whether he will remain in custody until his trial.

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    An Atlantic County doctor whose wife was murdered five years ago went before a judge Wednesday afternoon, a day after he allegedly brandished a gun while officers searched through his home and office. NBC10's Ted Greenberg has the latest on Dr. James Kauffman.

    (Published Wednesday, June 14, 2017)

    The physician husband of a radio host slain in New Jersey in 2012 has made his initial court appearance on unrelated weapons charges.

    James Kauffman didn't enter a plea during Wednesday's hearing. Another hearing will be held Monday to determine whether he will remain in custody until his trial.

    Kauffman was arrested Tuesday at his Egg Harbor Township office. Authorities say he brandished a handgun as agents executed search warrants at his office and home, but a hostage negotiator persuaded him to surrender.

    Atlantic County prosecutors say the search warrants were issued as investigators probe "all leads pertaining to suspected criminal activity."

    But the raids weren't linked to the slaying of April Kauffman, who was found dead inside her bedroom of their Linwood home on May 10, 2012. No one has ever been charged.