REPORT: Former priest accused of sex abuse found shot to death
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A former New Jersey priest who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home, and police are treating it as a homicide.
The body of John Capparelli was found Saturday morning by police conducting a welfare check at his home in Henderson, about 15 miles south of Las Vegas.
The article goes on to state the following:
The Clark County Coroner’s Office said Capparelli, 70, died from a single gunshot wound to the neck. His body was found in the kitchen, a spokesperson said.
Police said they did not have a suspect at this time.
Capparelli’s name appeared on a list in February with 187 other clergy the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark said had been “credibly accused” of abusing minors.
— Sally Jaramillo (@SallyjTV) March 12, 2019
“Mr. Capparelli had been accused in lawsuits of groping teenage boys, asking them to wrestle and photographing them in compromising positions while wearing swimsuits.”
— ✨ d o d a i ✨ (@dodaistewart) March 13, 2019
A former New Jersey priest who had been “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors was found dead in his Nevada home from what police suspect was murder. https://t.co/BIgPyKN5Rf
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 12, 2019
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