Baseball fantasy game group members plot to kill friends for life insurance money
In Claymont, Delaware, single father Wayne Capelli, 43, was known for his kindness and his efforts to lead a better life for himself and his daughter Tara. At the beginning of 2013, he was working on a stocking shelf in the market. He usually went in and out of the store from a friend’s house where he and 10-year-old Tara found a place to live. He was making money and improving his life. A friend said he was the “mastermind of the murder,” and aired on Sunday 7 / 6c with oxygen. However, on February 16, 2013, a passerby walking a dog around 8 am encountered the body of a man lying by a tree about 15 feet off the road. He said on a 911 phone call that the victim was in “fetal position.” Investigators landed in the area. The victim, whose wallet and driver’s license still remained with him, was identified as Capelli. Blood was bleeding in his head, according to detective Tom Orzechovsky of the New Castle County Police Department, who handled the case. Police considered Capelli’s possible hit-and-run victims, but the investigation was soon abandoned. Blood splatters on utility poles and around the scene suggested that Capelli was actually attacked. Meanwhile, the lack of defensive wounds made authorities believe he was struck from behind. but why? He wasn’t a robber because he had cash in his wallet. Authorities visited the area. A short distance away, I found a cracked aluminum softball bat with blood. Investigators believed it was a murder weapon. The cause of death was determined to be blunt trauma, 6abc.com reported at the time of the murder. For investigators, it helped shed light on the case. Hitting someone with a baseball bat is far more personal than shooting in the distance, Deputy Attorney General Daniel Brennan told the producer. Investigators also learned that Arlene Hahn, who owned the house where Capelli lived, called 911 two days before his body was discovered. She called because he didn’t come back from work. Investigators searched for clues at Capelli’s house. There they discovered that he had life insurance just a few months ago. The value of the policy shocked them: $ 360,000. It was a huge amount of money for those who just started up. It was also shocking to see that the beneficiary was not his daughter Tara, but his friend Paul Disabatino, whom he met through another friend David Hess, who lived in Hahn’s house. According to “The Mastermind of Murder,” Capelli and the man shared an interest in Strat-O-Matic sports simulation games. Disabatino behaved stunned to find out that he was a life insurance beneficiary. He also had an alibi. He was at the Strat-O-Matic tournament in Pittsburgh throughout the weekend with Michael Kman, who was deeply involved in the game. Disabatino and Kman appeared regularly when Ryan Shover, Michael Kman, and Paul Disabatino authorities confirmed surveillance footage from the hotel where the tournament was held. But officials told producers that they appeared frequently and kept eye contact with the camera, thus signaling a danger. Hess had his own alibi. He was eating at a fast food restaurant during the time Capelli was killed. His story was checked out in a security video. The investigation gained momentum thanks to the security footage of the store where Cappelli worked. The video showed that he left the job alone and no one was following him. However, outside the parking lot store, a green car was caught by the camera and turned slowly, almost like a shark. The suspicious car also appeared in security footage near the crime scene. I couldn’t see the license plate, but a large sticker on the back window helped identify the car. The vehicle search has started. Orzechowski then summoned documents and phone recordings related to the creation of Cappelli’s life insurance policy that could not be paid while the investigation was in progress. A phone recording revealed that a third party named Tony, Capelli’s cousin, was also answering the phone. I was able to hear him guide Capelli and help change the beneficiaries from cod to disabatino. Who was this cousin Tony called his cousin? According to the “murder mastermind,” investigators identified the voice as Kuman. However, Kuman had an alibi indicating that he was not near the crime scene. The detective considered the possibility of a hit to hire, but without sufficient direct evidence, the case was stalled. Weeks, and finally months, have passed. In 2014, a year after the murder, the incident gained momentum again. Kevin Shannon, an FBI agent who is currently retired, was contacted by Disabatino. Disabatino said Kuman had planned to kill Capelli and take out life insurance. Disabatino, like Hess, was under his thumb because he borrowed Kuman’s money. Shannon told the producer that Cumans have the knack for preying on people’s vulnerabilities and continue to control them using horror tactics. The murder plan moved Hess to the same house where Capelli lived and hired a hitman, so Hess may be familiar with the route Capelli walked to get back to work and go home. .. But who was the actual murderer? Disabatino and Hess did not know his name, only that he was called the “Nazi”. After Shannon teamed up with Orzechowski, phone records led the investigator to Ryan Shover, who worked as Kman’s landscape architect. The green car seen in the video was registered with Shover’s girlfriend and was reported by the York Daily Record in 2016. Shover was arrested for murder, and Disabatino and Hess were arrested for their role in the hit. They agreed to make a deal and testify about the indictment. Kuman, who was arrested for a first-class murder with life imprisonment, eventually agreed to testify to Shober in exchange for a small amount of crime. After a 15-day trial, Shover was convicted. In April 2018, more than five years after the murder, he was sentenced to two lives. Cumans were sentenced to 30 years in prison, Disabatino was sentenced to 10 years in prison, and Hess was sentenced to 5 years in prison. Capelli’s daughter, Tara, took out life insurance from his murder. For more information on this case, see “The Mastermind of Murder,” Sunday 7 / 6c, Oxygen, or stream the episode here.