Deadly Husbands: James Kauffman arranged, through Pagan’s member Ferdinand Augello, to kill his wife, April; Killed himself in jail, Augello sentenced to life in prison + 30 years

April Kauffman

Find-A-Grave: April Christine Fovozzo Kauffman
Police search for clues in shooting death of New Jersey radio host April Kauffman
April Kauffman, former radio host, found fatally shot in her New Jersey home
April Kauffman fought hard for veterans
April Kauffman Homicide Investigation
Arrest appears likely in NJ radio host’s killing
Prosecutor: Murdered radio host April Kauffman’s husband hired hitman, ran drug ring
James Kauffman found dead in ‘carefully planned’ apparent suicide, sources say
Jersey Shore doctor charged in murder-for-hire plot left behind a message before killing himself
Officials: Gunman Who Fatally Shot New Jersey Radio Host Died Of Heroin Overdose
Kauffman hitman Francis Mulholland remembered as troubled neighbor
Ferdinand Augello sentenced to life in prison, +30 years for the murder of April Kauffman
Biker convicted in murder-for-hire by husband of N.J. radio host gets life sentence
‘I am no John Gotti,’ Pagan biker says as he’s sentenced to life plus 30 years for plotting radio host April Kauffman’s murder
A look back at the trial of Ferdinand Augello
Augello transferred to state prison in Trenton
April Kauffman murder case
‘I’m Not Going To Jail For This!’ Doctor Yells While Brandishing Gun After Being Accused Of Medical Fraud
Wrapping Up The Kauffman Killing

The Doctor, the Hitman, and the Motorcycle Gang: The True Story of One of New Jersey’s Most Notorious Murder for Hire Plots

Killer Motive: Motorcycles, Murder and Mystery

James Kauffman – murder for hire – committed suicide in jail
Francis Mulholland – shooter, died before being charged
Ferdinand Augello – convicted, sentenced to life plus 30 years in prison


This Date in History: Richard Trenton Chase murders three people “The Vampire of Sacramento”

Ambrose Griffin, 51 [12/29/1977] (no picture)
Teresa Wallin, 22 [1/23/1978]
Evelyn Miroth, 38 [1/27/1978]
Jason Miroth, 6 [1/27/1978]
Dan Meredith, 52 [1/27/1978] (no picture)
David Michael Ferreira, 22 months [1/27/1978]

On January 27, 1978, Richard Trenton Chase fatally shoots three victims (a woman and 2 children) in Sacramento, Calif. Police later found that his home was full of human blood. Chase was preoccupied with the idea of his heart shrinking, and he drank the blood of dogs, cats and rabbits to stop it from happening. He then grew tired of practicing on animals and graduated to humans. In all he killed 6 people. He was sentenced to death but committed suicide in his jail cell before his execution.

Find-A-Grave: Ambrose Edward Griffin
Find-A-Grave: Mrs Teresa Lyn “Terry” Blodger Wallin
Find-A-Grave: Evelyn Elizabeth Ferreira Miroth
Find-A-Grave: Jason Bradford Miroth
Find-A-Grave: Daniel J Meredith
Find-A-Grave: David Michael Ferreira
Sacramento man shot to death
Killer found dead in cell
The Vampire Killer
The Crime Web
Richard Chase
Group Presentation Richard Trenton Chase Vampire Killer of Sacramento
Murderpedia: Richard Trenton Chase
Wikipedia: Richard Trenton Chase
Sacramento Victim’s Family Shocked Haunted House Considered Using Serial Killer As Theme
Find-A-Grave: Richard Trenton “Rick” Chase

Dracula Killer
A Thirst for Blood: The True Story of California’s Vampire Killer
Vampire Killer: A Terrifying True Story of Psychosis, Mutilation and Murder

Lore: Deadly Obsession
The New Detectives: Mind Hunters

Richard Trenton Chase

NOTE: I have changed this entry as I had several people complain about 1 part of the entry. Please remember that this is about the crime & killer, but NOT about a disease/condition that the killer may or may not have had. The information from The History Channel website about Richard Chase is apparently inaccurate, according to at least 2 people who left me nasty messages. Sorry if this is/was offensive to anyone. But please, focus on the victims, not the killer!

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