Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Posted March 13, 2019 4:13 pm by Editor

Former New Jersey priest, credibly accused of abuse, shot dead

Las Vegas, Nev., Mar 13, 2019 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- John Capparelli, a former priest of the Archdiocese of Newark, was found dead in his Nevada home Saturday. Caparelli had been included in a list of clerics credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors released last month.

Capparelli, 70, was found dead in his kitchen March 9 with “a single gunshot wound to the neck”, the New York Times reported. His death is being investigated as a homicide. According to The Star-Ledger, his body was found about 5:10 p.m.

He lived in Henderson, part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area. He had

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