The murder trial of William McLaughlin has come to a close and now we await the jury verdict in this well publicized case. William McLaughlin was murdered in his Newport Beach home on December 15, 1994. Eric Naposki, Johnston's “other” boyfriend has already been convicted of being the shooter in McLaughlin's murder. Now, Nanette awaits her verdict for conspiring with Naposki to Kill McLaughlin for a $1 Million life insurance policy that was in her name.
Johnston's criminal defense attorney argued that while Johnston may be a thief and manipulator of men, she is no murderer. He argued she has more to gain financially with McLaughlin being alive and there was no evidence of any discord between McLaughlin or Johnston at the time of McLaughlin's death.
Orange County prosecutors disagree with Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Mick Hill and say Johnston is greedy and now a murderer. If convicted, Johnston faces the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.