VA - Karen Capaccio, 41, found dead in freezer, Virginia Beach, 23 July 2004
A Green Run man pleaded guilty Tuesday to killing his mother last year and hiding her body in a garage freezer for four days.
The plea means Paul Michael Capaccio, 23, formerly of 1213 Geranium Crescent, probably will not be sentenced to life in prison.
Under the plea agreement, Capaccio would serve 41 to 47 years in prison.
Circuit Judge Stephen C. Mahan is scheduled to formally sentence Capaccio on Oct. 19. If Mahan rejects the plea agreement, Capaccio can withdraw his guilty plea.
The deal required Capaccio to plead guilty to first-degree murder and a weapons violation in the death of his mother, Karen Louise Capaccio, 41. In exchange, prosecutors withdrew two other weapons charges.
Capaccio said his mother was sitting at a computer table about noon. He said he used his motherís .22-caliber handgun to shoot her in the hip from behind, and when she stood up, he shot her again.
He told police that he held his mother by the wrist as blood came out of her mouth and helped her to lie on the floor. Capaccio said his mother told him she loved him, and he told her that he loved her, then he shot her in the face.
Capaccio put the body in a garage freezer and nailed the garage door shut, according to his police statement. He cleaned up the crime scene and told his sister that their mother had gone to Florida.
Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........
Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?
"Just when the caterpillar thought its world was over, it became a butterfly" ~ Michelle Knight