The Case of the Missing Corpse

Sex, intrigue and family feuds abound as an ex-prosecutor is tried for murder

There's endless talk of the trial of the century here in this tiny city, but none of it has to do with that impeachment thing going on 100 miles to the south. No, what has folks here riveted is the really sordid trial. That would be the murder trial of Thomas Capano, a former state prosecutor and high-profile attorney, which comes complete not just with O.J. Simpsonesque details of sex, class, betrayal and death but also with a surprise nearly every day.

So each morning of the trial--and there have been 11 weeks of mornings so far--scores of Wilmingtonians stand...

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