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Wealthy Men Only: The True Story of a Lonely Millionaire, a Gorgeous Younger Woman, and the Love Triangle that Ended in Murder

Nanette Johnstons personal ad made it clear: I know how to take care of my man if he knows how to take care of me. Newport Beach millionaire Bill MacLaughlin made the fatal mistake of responding.

Within months, the gorgeous 28-year-old moved in with the middle-aged entrepreneur. Three years later, she began seeing another man on the side, a former NFL linebacker who tookNanette Johnstons personal ad made it clear: I know how to take care of my man if he knows how to take care of me. Newport Beach millionaire Bill MacLaughlin made the fatal mistake of responding.

Within months, the gorgeous 28-year-old moved in with the middle-aged entrepreneur. Three years later, she began seeing another man on the side, a former NFL linebacker who took a job at a nearby nightclub. Three weeks later, MacLaughin would be dead.

He was found lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. Nannette had an alibiand a million-dollar life insurance policy on the victim. Police discovered shed embezzled a small fortune from MacLaughlins businessbut didnt have enough evidence to charge her with murder. For years, the crime went unsolveduntil new evidence brought the golddigger and her boyfriend back to the courtoomin a sordid case of lust, betrayal, greed, and murder

Published October 30th 2012 by St. Martins True Crime

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True crime story about a wealthy man who is killed in his own kitchen, shot six times, and figuring out who had the most reason to kill him. A man hed had a contentious lawsuit with for several years, or could it have to do with his pretty, younger fiance? She liked to date other men, but had it made living with the victim, living in his luxury beach homes and enjoying nice vacations…not having to work to raise her young daughter.

Im just amazed at how this bitch could manipulate men and get away with murder. Guess that says something about some men and the way they fall for any good looking woman without even thinking about their children or themselves and how this will affect them. I find it hard to feel sorry for someone who knew ( and he did know!!) he was only her sugar daddy and didnt stop to think of what that meant. sad sad story. I truly feel sorry for his daughters and what they have had to endure due to their

Im just amazed at how this bitch could manipulate men and get away with murder. Guess that says something about some men and the way they fall for any good looking woman without even thinking about their children or themselves and how this will affect them. I find it hard to feel sorry for someone who knew ( and he did know!!) he was only her sugar daddy and didnt stop to think of what that meant. sad sad story. I truly feel sorry for his daughters and what they have had to endure due to their dad not caring that some gold digger was interested in him and what that really meant to those who really loved him. who does that?

Some women really thrive on being rich, thinking they are powerful and hopefully able to pull the wool over the eyes of unsuspecting men. Insurance companies will sell policies to anyone if they pay the premium. Some companies will even sell policies to employers on an employees life and the person whose name is on the policy wont know it. The employer collects and the family gets nothing. Nanette Johnston was a devious and coldhearted woman who set her sights forWealthy Men Only

Some women really thrive on being rich, thinking they are powerful and hopefully able to pull the wool over the eyes of unsuspecting men. Insurance companies will sell policies to anyone if they pay the premium. Some companies will even sell policies to employers on an employees life and the person whose name is on the policy wont know it. The employer collects and the family gets nothing. Nanette Johnston was a devious and coldhearted woman who set her sights for an older man. Bill McLaughlin never saw it coming. Flattered that a younger woman of 28 would even consider him he fell for her hook, line and sinker. On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Bill would have a final conversation with his son, Kevin. They would have a comfortable evening and dinner and then Kevin, who suffered a severe head injury in an accident, would go to his room never suspecting that the next time he would see his father would be more than just shocking. Reporting the incident to the Emergency operator would require patience on the part of the person handling the 911 calls, as Kevins speech was difficult to understand due to his injury. Newport Police Officer Glen Garrity made his way to the home and found Kevin and many neighbors willing to offer their own take on what happened.

One heard gunshots, another thought it was a burglary gone sour, still some reported it as a domestic dispute. No one thought murder. Upon investigation another officer found gunpowder stating it flew off the muzzle of the gun. This powder left its mark on Bill and he stated he was shot at close range. But, who would kill this man and why has yet to be revealed?

Detective Tom Voth received a call from his lieutenant about handling the crime scene. Learning more about the family would reveal that some lived close by and others not. But, when you meet Nanette you definitely get a clue to the fact that she distance herself from the family, you can feel the coldness in her answers and her speech and the falseness in her account of what she thinks happened, the way her answers were too pat and the fact that she did not really react to learning he was dead. The author then relates information about Bills business dealings, several lawsuits that were filed against him by his partner and his divorce from his wife and why.

William McLaughlin was a brilliant man who invented a special dialysis catheter. He was well known as a salesman, marketing executive for several medical device companies and his invention yielded him millions. So, what went wrong and why did someone want him out of the way. Upon investigation of his assets and relationships with his partners one name stood out among the rest, Hal Fischel his partner.

As the evidence is compiled and the autopsy completed more about his wounds and the cause of death comes to light. I would think that the fact the Johnston never cried or broke down in tears would have alert the police to look at her even closer and the fact that she and not her children handled his accounts would definitely send up a red flag. She even claimed that she was taking care of Kevin after his accident and dealing with the lawsuit she claimed was bogus. She had her stories down so well they seemed flawless, too flawless. So, who killed Bill and why. Kevin reflected on his life and felt guilty that he could not protect his father the way he did before his accident. Not only that he was home when the incident occurred and did not hear or see the killer inside of the house. As Nanette relates to the police that many people had the keys to the home taking the spotlight off of her.

Kevin was on drugs and alcohol forcing his father to make him sign a contract stating that he would get help or be placed in a facility. The author brings to light many important issues in this novel. First, that older men are often flattered and duped when a young woman pays attention. Second, that children need to pay closer attention when a parent falls for someone like Nanette. They seemed concerned but not overly aware that she was so devious and cruel. When his father did not make him attend the AA meeting that night, Kevin felt that he might have had something to tell him and never got the chance.

When the police questioned Fischel they learned he had a perfect alibi but did he hire a killer? When observing and learning more about Nanette they watched her and her children enjoying a Christmas celebration and not really concerned about the murder, their safety or showing any sadness and definitely no remorse. The only family member, Kim, seemed to see something in Nanette and alerted her father but its too late.

Shadowing her after the funeral would reveal even more as she buys her next, the author relates information about Nanette and we get to know her life story. Married to Ross who realized she cheated on him yet somehow convinced him to take her back. But, then she met Tom Reynolds taken in by her and then he too realized more about her than he would have liked. Learning that she swindled him, stole from him and wrote checks on his accounts and was dating three other men at the same time. This one gets around and being forewarned he should have listened. But, you know some people learn when its too late. When you learn more about her you wonder why Bill was so naïve and yet it was said he was not going to marry her. But, she was shrewd and the fact she got away with so much is really quite frightening and the fact that the police investigated to such great lengths and could not prove it shows just how cunning and devious she was.

Each step of the way the author relates the words of the detectives in italics so the reader can follow the investigation. When interviewing the maid or housekeeper you get a whole different perspective about Bill. When they interviewed Eric Kaposki the football player that Nanette was seeing you get an even better picture of things. Getting to know Eric also brings out some series red flags concerning his background, use of weapons and his motive for getting to know Nanette. Stories that conflicted, lies that were told and the spotlight flashed on not only Nanette but her boyfriend Eric too. Claiming Bill had no trouble with her having discreet affairs did not really set well with the detectives. Erics statements and his relationship with Nanette and where he was the night of the murder had many holes in it too. When you read this you just wont believe how clever she appears and how many people lied for her and went along with her schemes. Not only that the bequests were huge and Kevin got nothing and the girls and Nanette did fine. So, who killed him and why?

Forged checks, contributing to bankruptcy and then a personal ad in Singles Connection that would define Johnston and there is so much more. Daily articles focused on her shady financial dealings, reporters wanted to interview her. Answering their questions she did not seem at all concerned or disturbed. She made light of everything. Her attitude and defense of Eric too pat.

Then the shoe finally falls in a different direction as the truth about the power of attorney is revealed and she was not it. Her dealings, her hope of buying a million dollar house and more the true ownership you have to read this to believe it. But, Bills daughters were smart and with the help of the police and his accountant material things would be returned, cars not in her name and she was arrested. Out on bail and with the support of Eric what would happen next?

Author Stella Sands takes the reader right inside the murder scene, inside the minds of the guilty, the family and the police from start to finish allowing the reader to decide who is and who is not guilty. Preliminary hearing only brought charges for fraud and grand theft not murder. The reward amount by the family was increased hoping the murderer would be found and someone would come forward. Little did they know who it really was or did they suspect?

Two detectives would reopen the case and listening to one tape would change it all. Just why did Nanette get away with mirroring her life like Bills? How did she get away with saying she made her money in the same way he did and in the same business? Now Matt Murphy and two other detectives were determined to take her down. When you read the opening statement of Matt Murphy you will get the entire timeline of events as they occurred. Two murder trials and one relentless Detective named Matt Murphy who brought the original detective Voth out of retirement to take Nanette and Eric down.

Just how this plays out and the trials you need to read it for yourself to hear the witnesses testimonies, the voices of those involved including Eric in the Epilogue where the author interviews the major players and decide for yourself whether justice was served. Wealthy Men Only: Nanette: You decide whether it was worth it or not! I wonder if she would do it all over the same way again? One book that will definitely give up much pause for thought and admire the Newport Beach Police Department.

Interesting due to the OC setting, this woman is such a classic…not sure WHAT! at least she was totally upfront about wanting money more than anything…but OMG she was such a snake! Not finished quite yet but I looked up her picture online and the story about the verdict was there so I know where this is going…and have to say I am GLAD. What an evil woman. Not sure why the family was not suspicious of her for so long, seemed pretty obvious to me as soon as I saw she had a young guy accompan

Interesting due to the OC setting, this woman is such a classic…not sure WHAT! at least she was totally upfront about wanting money more than anything…but OMG she was such a snake! Not finished quite yet but I looked up her picture online and the story about the verdict was there so I know where this is going…and have to say I am GLAD. What an evil woman. Not sure why the family was not suspicious of her for so long, seemed pretty obvious to me as soon as I saw she had a young guy accompanying her to the kids games etc. that she was digging for gold…

Yeah, Im in a reading slump so I read this because its something light. It was merely okay. I just didnt enjoy it because I felt like there wasnt enough evidence to link Eric Naposki to the crime, and the Newport Beach Police Department botched the investigation by not following up on information he gave them. Nannette Johnson was a total con artist and gold digger, and I believe she did orchestrate the crime, whether she got Naposki to do it or a hired gun.

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