Man Who Shot April Kauffman Died of Heroin Overdose in 2013
The Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office says the Cape May County man responsible for shooting and killing April Kauffman in 2012 died from a heroin overdose about one year after Kauffman’s death.
Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner says Lower Township Police officers found 46-year-old Francis Mullholland of Villas dead on the floor of his living room on October 8, 2013. Officers located a blue wax fold marked “PitBull” that tested positive for heroin and a syringe.
In a press release, Tyner said,
Ferdinand Augello propositioned a number of individuals to murder April Kauffman. These individuals were all Pagans, former Pagans or associated with the Pagans. He was unsuccessful for almost a year and James Kauffman was getting restless when Ferdinand Augello found Francis Mullholland. It is believed that Francis Mullholland received a ride to the Kauffman residence in the early morning hours of May 10, 2012. The doors were left open and Francis Mullholland was given a gun. He went inside, shot April Kauffman twice, killing her, and then left. It is believed there was payment made to both Mullholland and Augello. Mullholland has stated that he received approximately $20,000 in cash for his role, though this number has been speculated at being higher, according to the prosecutor's office.