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Prosecutors: 2 Indicted in 2013 Murder-for-Hire Scheme in Del.

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Ryan Shover (Photo: New Castle County Police. A photo of Michael Kman was not available) Ryan Shover (Photo: New Castle County Police. A photo of Michael Kman was not available)

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP/WBOC) - Delaware officials say two Pennsylvania men have been indicted in the 2013 death of a man they say was killed in a murder-for-hire scheme.
    
The Delaware attorney general's office announced in a news release Friday that 44-year-old Ryan Shover of York, Pennsylvania, and 51-year-old Michael Kman of Enola, Pennsylvania, are charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy, insurance fraud and a weapons offense in the death of 43-year-old Wayne Cappelli, of Claymont, Delaware.
    
Cappelli was last seen leaving the Super Fresh where he worked in January 2013 and his body was found a month later.  Prosecutors say Cappelli obtained a large life insurance policy about three months earlier, naming an acquaintance as the beneficiary. They say detectives determined that his death was likely planned with the goal of collecting life insurance money.

The investigation was a multi-agency effort led by Sergeant Tom Orzechowski of the New Castle County Police along with the Department of Justice, and included the FBI, the East Pennsboro Township Police, and the York Regional Police Departments in Pennsylvania.

“We appreciate the hard work and cooperation of everyone involved in this case, knowing how difficult it is to bring justice to those responsible in cold cases” said Attorney General Matt Denn.” Thanks to the tireless work of the police agencies involved, along with our team from the Department of Justice we were able to do just that for the family of Mr. Cappelli.”

“This is another example of our detectives working relentlessly on cases, even as complex as this one,” said Colonel Elmer Setting, Chief of the New Castle County Police. “Their tireless efforts have helped bring those accountable for this murder to justice along with closure to the family and friends of Mr. Cappelli.  Our Criminal Investigation Unit, with critical support from the office of the Attorney General, continues to make arrests in these major investigations.”

“As I have said before, and let me be clear, if you commit murder in New Castle County, we will find you and ensure that justice is served.”

Police said Shover is being held at the Howard R. Young Correctional Institution in Wilmington. Kman is in custody in Pennsylvania awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges, and will return to Delaware after those proceedings, police said.

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