Man convicted of murdering radio show host
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man has been convicted in the slaying of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring.
Jurors deliberated for two hours Tuesday before convicting Ferdinand Augello of murder, conspiracy, racketeering and other counts in the 2012 shooting of April Kauffman.
Atlantic County prosecutors say Augello and the woman’s husband, Dr. James Kauffman, wanted to stop her from exposing a drug ring allegedly run by the doctor and a motorcycle gang.
Chief Assistant Prosecutor Seth Levy Levy told jurors that Augello used his former co-defendants to protect and enrich himself.
Defense attorney Mary Linehan questioned the reliability of the state’s witnesses. She says the state’s evidence points to their star witness, Andrew Glick, a former gang official turned informant.