Convicted Murderer Capano Dies in Prison

Attorney convicted of killing the governor’s secretary was found dead in his cell Monday, officials say

By Teresa Masterson
|  Tuesday, Sep 20, 2011  |  Updated 12:53 AM EDT
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The final chapter in the murder of Anne Marie Fahey came Monday when her convicted killer Tom Capano died -- apparently from natural causes -- inside a Delaware prison cell. The families of both Fahey and Capano reacted to the death Monday.

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The final chapter in the murder of Anne Marie Fahey came Monday when her convicted killer Tom Capano died -- apparently from natural causes -- inside a Delaware prison cell. The families of both Fahey and Capano reacted to the death Monday.

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Convicted Murderer Tom Capano Dies in Prison

Tom Capano died after he was found unresponsive in his prison cell on Monday morning. He was 61. The once prominent Delaware attorney was convicted for the 1996 murder of former Delaware Governor's scheduling secretary Anne Marie Fahey. He was serving a a life sentence after the death penalty was overturned.
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Former high-profile attorney Tom Capano, who was convicted of murdering the Delaware governor’s secretary, was found dead in his cell Monday, officials say. He was 61.

Capano made national headlines after murdering his mistress Anne Marie Fahey, the 28-year-old scheduling secretary for then-Delaware Gov. Thomas R. Carper, in 1996. Carper is now Delaware's senior senator.

Capano was a former deputy attorney general of Delaware and he was a member of a wealthy and prominent family in Delaware. He was convicted of shooting Fahey after she decided to end an affair with him.

After murdering her, Capano dumped Fahey's body in the ocean.

The News Journal of Delaware was the first to report Capano’s death Monday. He was found in his cell at the James Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna, Del. He has been in solitary confinement since his arrest in 1997.

Capano spent time on death row until his death sentence was overturned. He was serving a life sentence at the time of his death.

Sources tell NBC Philadelphia that no foul play is suspected. It appears Capano died of natural causes.

He was pronounced dead shortly after noon Monday.


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