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Capano Died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: M.E.

The man who murdered the governor's secretary died of cardiac arrest in a Delaware prison, medical examiner says.



    Capano Died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest: M.E.
    Thomas Capano heads for the courthouse in Wilmington, Del., Friday, Oct. 9, 1998. Jury selection continues in Capano's trial. Capano, 48, is accused of murdering Anne Marie Fahey, scheduling secretary to Gov. Thomas Carper, and dumping her body at sea on June 28, 1996. He has acknowledged a secret, three-year affair with her and was the last person to see her, having dinner with Ms. Fahey in Philadelphia on June 27, 1996. (AP Photo/Robert Craig, Pool)

    The state medical examiner says convicted killer Thomas Capano, who was found dead in his prison cell, died of sudden cardiac arrest.

    The medical examiner also said Tuesday that 61-year-old Capano, who was found dead Monday, had atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, and that obesity was a contributing factor in his death.

    Capano, a once wealthy and politically connected attorney in Delaware, was serving life in prison for killing a mistress, Anne Marie Fahey, in 1996.

    Capano was sentenced to life in prison after his death sentence was overturned by the state Supreme Court in 2006.

    Fahey, Capano Families React to Capano's Death

    [PHI] Fahey, Capano Families React to Capano's Death
    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.
    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011)

    Fahey's body was never found. Prosecutors said Capano, a former state prosecutor and legal counsel to Gov. Michael Castle, stuffed her body inside a cooler and dropped it in the Atlantic Ocean.