Augello Conviction Still Stinks

December 18, 2018

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Augello Conviction Still Stinks

Seventy-seven days after retired Pagan Ferdinand “Freddy” Augello was convicted of murdering April Kauffman and 13 days after an Atlantic County, New Jersey judge named Bernard DeLury told Augello to stay locked up until he turned to dust, the prosecutor’s office in neighboring Cape May County has opened an investigation into the death of Francis (Frank) Mulholland.

The prosecutor who convicted Augello argued that Frank Mulholland had actually shot April Kauffman to death in May 2012. Frank Mulholland was driven to the crime scene by a man named Joseph Mulholland. Augello believed the two men were cousins.

The two New Jersey news outlets who reported the Cape May investigation today, Breaking AC and, insist that the men were not related and that their identical last names are merely coincidence.

Intentional Overdose

Joseph Mulholland became the key prosecution witness against Augello after making a plea deal with Atlantic County prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. According to Joseph Mulholland April Kauffman’s husband, Dr, James Kauffman, hired Augello to find somebody to kill his estranged wife and Augello then hired the Mulhollands. James Kauffman knew both the Mulhollands and neither prosecutors nor Augello’s defense attorney, Mary Linehan, questioned why James Kauffman did not just hire the Mulhollands himself. James Kauffmen committed suicide last January

Augello told The Aging Rebel that Joseph Mulholland confessed to killing Frank Mulholland with an intentional overdoe of heroin because Joseph Mulholland was “talking too much.” Linehan advised Augello not to testify in his own defense. He took his attorney’s advice so the jury never heard the same story readers of this page did.

The Aging Rebel ran a story about Frank Mulholland’s death last August 24. It was titled “The Murderer’s Murder.”


11 Responses to “Augello Conviction Still Stinks”

  1. Blackbird Says:

    Thank you Rebel,

    Jim, they say you reap what you sow, so maybe something will happen and he will pay for his crimes, deal or no deal. Like you said the the family could have real justice. Justice for April is not achieved until he JM is held accountable for his role.

    Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and best wishes for a Happy and Great New Year 2019!

  2. Rebel Says:

    Dear Blackbird,

    Freddy is in Trenton.


  3. Blackbird Says:

    Actually I just read transferred to New Jersey State Prison. Haven’t been following too closely due to holiday prep/baking up a storm. So sad. I do expect he will appeal.

  4. Blackbird Says:

    It appears as though Freddy has been moved from county. Not sure where to.

  5. Jim Says:

    Maybe someone can pay glick to testify against mulholand and say joe killed the other frank ….wait glick is to busy selling pills coke and meth oh and guns I guess if they threatened jail time and paid him 500 a week he could make up a good story at least joe would be doing time for one of the two murders he committed won’t do Fred any good but atleast April kauffman a family would have justice oh maybe joe and Fred can be cellies and Fred could convince old murdering joe to confess and tell the truth instead of the Walt Disney once apon a fairy tail he told in court

  6. freebird Says:

    @ Blackbird

    There is no doubt he has blood on his hands…..

    Making the right deal may cost him his soul

  7. Blackbird Says:


    I do believe he will be filing an appeal, but I don’t know if he got a new lawyer. I would hope so. I will update anything I see on the FFFB page. I am not nor will I ever be a member of FB, so I can’t see everything without being told to join or sign in. But he is still in Mays Landing for now.


    In my book he IS guilty, he just made the right deal. If Freddy can be charged with murder even though he was nowhere around when it happened, this guy should be too. If he didn’t drive FM to the house, the crime may have never taken place, who knows? But he is a shining example of an accomplice if there ever was one. IMHO.

  8. MtPockets Says:

    My guess is they will decide that Frank did, in fact, kill himself- regardless of what the actual facts say.
    I hope I’m wrong and that they actually present facts at trial, instead of mere stories like they presented at Freddies trial.

  9. freebird Says:

    This creates a quandary for the State of New Jersey

    Do we really want to find out if one of our star witness’s is guilty of murder

    If he is guilty……

    How do we spin the fact that when he was testify for us, that was Dr Jekyll on the stand…….

  10. Bone Head Says:

    My memory is shot to shit, but has Augello retained a real lawyer and an appeal been filed? I do remember reading his public “defender” did a shitty job which apparently had a huge role in him being convicted and sentenced like he was.
    Best wishes for Mr. Augello to get all of this overturned, and for the prosecutor and public “defender” to find a turd in their Christmas punchbowl.

  11. Blackbird Says:

    Been following Freddy on FFFB. I am glad to see this. Its amazing that JM was not charged at all on the murder when he was clearly and accessory and had an active roll as the driver. Yet he stated is “wasn’t his thing” It may be hard to prove that he had a direct roll in FMs death at this late stage, but if it does prove true, he will get a taste of his own medicine. I have felt from the beginning that FM’s death was not an accident. Just a little too convenient.

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