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Nanette Ann Packard gets life in Calif. millionaire's murder, ex-NFLer Eric Naposki awaits sentence

Nanette Johnston enters a courtroom in Santa Ana, Calif. where an Orange County jury handed down a guilty verdict with special circumstances, Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, for the 1994 murder of her millionaire boyfriend, William McLaughlin. Pool), (AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz

Nanette Ann Packard
Pool, AP Photo/Orange County Register, Leonard Ortiz

(CBS/AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. - Nanette Ann Packard, a Southern California woman convicted in the 1994 shooting death of her millionaire live-in boyfriend, William Francis McLaughlin, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Packard convinced her then lover, former NFL linebacker Eric Naposki, to commit the killing, prosecutors said.

Packard, 46, was sentenced Friday in Orange County Superior Court. Prosecutors said Packard stood to collect on a $1 million life insurance policy on McLaughlin plus $150,000 and free rent for a year at one of his homes if he died.

McLaughlin was shot nine times in the torso with a 9 mm handgun in his kitchen in December 1994.

Naposki was convicted of first-degree murder last July and is awaiting sentencing.

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