- - Monday, September 19, 2011

DELAWARE

Convicted killer found dead in prison

DOVER | A once wealthy and politically connected Delaware attorney serving life in prison for killing his mistress who worked in the governor’s office has been found dead in his prison cell.

State officials said Tom Capano, 61, was found unresponsive Monday morning in his cell at the state prison in Smyrna. He was pronounced dead shortly after noon.

Capano was convicted of shooting his mistress, Ann Marie Fahey, after she decided to end an affair with him in 1996. He had spent time on death row before his death sentence was overturned.

Miss Fahey was the scheduling secretary to then-Gov. Tom Carper, now Delaware’s senior U.S. senator.

FLORIDA

Records: Shooting suspect killed previous wife

LAKELAND | The man accused of killing his wife and then shooting two church pastors had been sentenced to probation for killing a previous wife years earlier, according to court records.

Jeremiah Fogle, 57, was charged with murder and attempted murder after Sunday’s shootings. During a hearing Monday, he was ordered held without bond and assigned a public defender. He appeared stoic and did not speak at the hearing, where he appeared via video conference.

Authorities said Mr. Fogle killed his wife, Theresa, and then wounded a pastor and associate pastor. The congregation had been bowing their heads in prayer when he burst inside. Church members were able to tackle him, take away the gun and hold him until deputies arrived.

Years before that, Mr. Fogle had pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his wife, Diane. He was sentenced in 1987 to 10 years’ probation.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said Mr. Fogle has been married at least seven times and expressed outrage that he was a free man despite the earlier killing.

LOUISIANA

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