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April Kauffman died hours before her husband said he left for work, pathologist found

A noted pathologist put April Kauffman’s time of death hours before her husband said he left for work the morning she was killed, according to a letter he sent to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office in 2012. The office reached out to Dr. Michael Baden, perhaps the highest profile medical examiner in the country, days after Kauffman was killed inside her Linwood home May 10, 2012. He offered a startling conclusion: Kauffman died at about
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Man accused in April Kauffman’s killing is looking for a lawyer

The only man facing charges in the killing of April Kauffman is looking for a lawyer. But without money to do so, he had taken a different tack. After GoFundMe removed his page seeking money for legal representation, Freddy Augello has now reached out directly to his friends on Facebook. “To whom it may concern, I find myself in the beginning of what is becoming a national media case, producing interests from the likes of
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James Kauffman dead in apparent suicide at jail

A Hudson County spokesman confirmed Dr. James Kauffman was found dead of an apparent suicide at about 9:20 Friday morning. Next of kin has been notified, James Kennelly said. Defense attorney Lou Barbone said Kauffman died at the jail, but he could get no additional information at this point. The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office investigates all deaths within the jail, Kennelly said. There are cameras inside the jail. Kauffman has been jailed since June 13, when
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Kauffman broke no laws in standoff at EHT practice, attorney’s motion claims

An Egg Harbor Township doctor broke no laws when he pulled a gun threatening to kill himself as investigators came to search his office, according to a motion to dismiss his indictments filed Friday. James Kauffman has been jailed since the June 13 standoff at his Ocean Heights practice. After he surrendered, the 9mm handgun was recovered from a rear office. A search of his vehicle parked in the lot outside found a Keltch .380-caliber
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Kauffman pleads not guilty on gun, obstruction charges

James Kauffman pleaded not guilty Thursday to gun and obstruction charges. The former endocrinologist appeared briefly in court, the one-brown hair that rings his balding head now pure white. The plea offer in the case is five years with 3½ years of parole ineligibility, Chief Assistant Prosecutor told Superior Court Judge Bernard DeLury. Defense attorney Lou Barbone — whose partner, Ed Jacobs, has been representing Kauffman — indicated they will file motions in the case,
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Appellate panel upholds Dr. Kauffman’s pretrial detention

The detention of an Egg Harbor Township doctor pending trial on a gun charge was upheld last week. Dr. James Kauffman has been jailed since June 13, when he pulled a gun as detectives and FBI agents came with a warrant to search his office and files. A Linwood police officer’s body camera caught much of the standoff, and was shown at Kauffman’s detention hearing as evidence of why he should not be released. The
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Dr. Kauffman ordered detained pending trial

An armed standoff with police along with money and means weighed heavily in a judge’s decision to detain the husband slain Linwood radio host April Kauffman. James Kauffman was not a risk and should be released, according to the public safety assessment and pre-trial report provided to the court. But that Kauffman pulled a gun when Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detective’s and FBI agents tried to serve a search warrant at his Egg Harbor Township
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Prosecution wants to compare husband’s DNA to blood found at Linwood homicide

April Kauffman’s husband may soon have to submit his DNA in her homicide investigation. But the public won’t know. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office filed a motion to compel Dr. James Kauffman to submit to a buccal swab to compare his DNA with blood found mixed with the victim’s in the guest bedroom of the home they shared. Kauffman has been completely cooperative with the investigation, including giving the Prosecutor’s Office leads in the case,
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Prosecutor wants DNA of widower in 2012 slaying of Linwood’s April Kauffman

Five years after a popular radio host was found slain in her Linwood home, a request has been made for her husband’s DNA. April Kauffman, 47, was found shot inside her bedroom May 10, 2012. No one has been arrested, although her daughter has claimed in a civil lawsuit that her stepfather, Dr. James Kauffman, was involved. Kauffman, an endocrinologist in Egg Harbor Township, denied the allegations in a response to the lawsuit and several
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Two searches of Linwood man’s home recover 4,000 bags of heroin, police say

A Linwood man was arrested twice within five days after police allegedly found about 4,000 bags of heroin and prescription drugs during two searches of his home. Richard Roycroft, 30, was released on a summons after he was arrested April 27, when an investigation led to a search of his home. The investigation was a joint effort between Linwood police and the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Unit, along with police from Brigantine, Egg Harbor
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