I’m actually sorry to hear that Tom Capano died in prison yesterday of an apparent heart attack but I’m getting ahead of myself.
For those of you not familiar with the case Tom Capano was a well-connected lawyer in Wilmington, Delaware. In the early 1990s he was having an affair with Anne Marie Fahey. Ms. Fahey was a secretary to the then governor of Delaware. She broke off the affair with Capano and when he tried to get back together with her after his wife left him he shot and killed Anne Marie. Capano stuffed her body into a cooler and dumped her body into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of South Jersey. Her body to this day has never been found. Capano was a smug prick who acted like he would never be arrested let alone convicted. He was originally given the death penalty but that was overturned in 2006 and he was given a life sentence.
The reason that I’m kind of sad that he died in prison from a heart attack is because his family will get to bury him and mourn him properly. That’s something that Anne Marie’s family will never get.
If there was true justice Capano’s death sentence would have been upheld and he would have been shot in the back of the head then dumped into shark infested waters.
The U.S. 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals has denied a petition from the once wealthy and politically connected Capano for a rehearing of his murder case by the entire court.
This means Capano’s only legal option in his effort to overturn his conviction for the 1996 murder of Anne Marie Fahey is to petition the U.S. Supreme Court in the next 90 days.
As closer to Tom Capano gets to exhausting his appeals I do a merry little jig inside. It’s just too bad this scumbag got out of his death sentence.
If you’re unfamiliar with the case Tom Capano was a highly connected Delaware lawyer. He had an affair with the then governor’s secretary Anne Marie Fahey and eventually killed her. He dumped her body off the coast of South Jersey and the body was never found. During the investigation and trial Capano was a smug prick. Anything bad that happens to him makes me happy.