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April Kauffman murder trial: Did Atlantic County Prosecutor know about a possible murder plot before her 2012 death?

September 17, 2018
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Ferdinand Augello puts his hair in a ponytail as his trial begins at the Atlantic County Justice Facility in Mays Landing, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Augello is accused of setting up the killing of April Kauffman to protect an Oxycontin ring Augello and Dr. James Kauffman allegedly set up. (POOL PHOTO | Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com)

By Staff

MAYS LANDING – Did the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s office have knowledge of a low level drug dealer “looking for someone to help a local doctor kill his wife” before April Kauffman, wife of Dr. James Kauffman, was murdered in May 2012?

That was the bombshell argument made on the first day of the long-awaited trial in the murder of April Kauffman by public defender Mary Linehan, who is representing defendant Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello, also known as “Miserable,” a former president of a Jersey shore Pagan Outlaw Motorcycle Club and the sole surviving defendant charged with the murder of Kauffman.

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