Delaware M.E. determines Capano’s cause of death

    The Delaware medical examiner has determined Tom Capano died of sudden cardiac arrest. The convicted murderer and former lawyer was found dead in his prison cell Monday, where he’s been since 1999.

    WHYY/NewsWorks’ Mark Fowser reports Capano had atherosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease, and that obesity was a contributing factor in his death.

    Capano was convicted of the 1996 murder of then Gov. Thomas Carper’s scheduling secretary Anne Marie Fahey.

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.