Criminal Justice

Ex-NFL player gets life without parole in millionaire's murder

Plotted with woman in life insurance beneficiary scheme.


A former NFL player cursed at his prosecutor, argued with the daughter of his murder victim and angrily claimed his innocence Friday moments before he was sentenced to life in prison for the special circumstances shooting death of a Newport Beach millionaire in a 1994 plot orchestrated by his former girlfriend.

Eric Naposki, 46, was convicted in July 2011 of murdering health-care entrepreneur William F. McLaughlin in his Balboa Coves residence on Newport Bay on Dec. 15, 1994. His sentencing was delayed for more than a year while his defense team prepared a motion for a new trial.