Murder trial set for Huntsville woman accused of poisoning husband

Murder trial set for Huntsville woman accused of poisoning husband

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Marjorie ‘Nikki’ Cappello will face trial in 2020 following an indictment from a Madison County grand jury.

Cappello was arrested and charged with the murder of her husband, Jim Cappello, in September of 2018.

Huntsville investigators say Nikki Cappello, a former registered nurse, poisoned her husband with insulin.

Jim Cappello was found dead in September 2018 (Image source: Cappello family)
Jim Cappello was found dead in September 2018 (Image source: Cappello family) (Source: Cappello family)

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Huntsville Police investigator Mike DeNoon detailed the case during a preliminary hearing in November of 2018. DeNoon stated Cappello confided with her friend Crystal Anderson that she had killed her husband one day after reporting Jim missing to police.

DeNoon said Cappello asked Anderson to help her dispose of the body. Anderson reportedly called police to report Cappello’s actions.

Police discovered Jim Cappello’s body in the garage of the Cappello home after obtaining a search warrant. Further investigation from police uncovered insulin was missing from the medical facility where Nikki Cappello worked as a nurse.

Cappello’s trial is set for January 27, 2020.

Jim’s sister, Jamie Weast, provided WAFF with the following statement following news of the trial date:

“It’s been a very long year waiting for this day to come. Our family is very pleased with the indictment on murder charge. Ryleigh says she misses her Daddy almost every day and although this won’t bring him back; it’s reassuring that we are one step closer to the end goal and that is Justice for Jimmy," said Weast.

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