07/30/2012 07:17 am ET | Updated Jul 30, 2012

'Snapped': Did Nanette Johnson Hire NFL Player Eric Naposki To Murder Her Older, Rich Boyfriend? (VIDEO)

On Sunday night's episode of "Snapped" (Sun., 9 p.m. ET on Oxygen) viewers were taken inside the 1994 murder of Orange County millionaire Bill McLaughlin.

Did McLaughlin's much younger girlfriend, Nanette Johnson, hire her secret lover to kill him?

Although Johnson's laywer described her as a gold-digger who routinely stole money from McLaughlin, there never seemed to be enough evidence to tie her to the case.

In 2011 her lover, former NFL player Eric Naposki, was finally convicted of McLaughlin's murder, and Johnson was convicted a year later. (She plans to appeal.)

Johnson's lawyer said she was a hard sell for the jury: "When you have to go in admitting that your client is not a good person starting off," he explained, "it makes it a lot easier for a jury to just make that extra little step to say look, it doesn’t take much to change from a thief to a killer."

"Snapped" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Oxygen.

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