Anne Marie Fahey remains found at this broken fence - per the dream2C this is the exact location where she was taken and buried in a hurryAnne Marie Fahey remains found at this broken fence - per the dream, this is the exact location where she was taken and buried in a hurry,
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Anne Marie Fahey’s disappearance from Wilmington, Delaware on the evening of June 27/early morning of June 28, 1996, did more than eventually destroy Tom Capano’s reputation, career and take away his freedom; it crushed the innocence of the city itself. Capano had been a mover and shaker in Wilmington, one of the people to be admired, in awe of, and envied. His relationship with Anne Marie and his decision to murder her would cast a long and ugly light on him and the circles in which he moved.
It says a lot about Capano that he thought he could take Anne Marie out for dinner on the night of Thursday, June 27, 1996, kill her at some point after, assume that no one would recognize she was missing until at least Monday (as she had that Friday, June 28 off from work) and that his account of events that evening would be taken and accepted without dissent. This arrogance would carry over into his trial where it would be out in full force as he took the stand and testified. To say that the jury hated him would be an understatement.
That Anne Marie’s disappearance would get the attention of the media and other higher-ups, given that she worked for Delaware Governor Tom Carper, never seemed to occur to Capano. He must have been shocked when then-President Bill Clinton had offered aid in the search for Anne Marie. When the television cameras from Hard Copy arrived in town a day after a front-page New York Times article on her disappearance was printed in early July, he must have been downright apoplectic.
Capano had met the outgoing and bubbly scheduling secretary for Governor Carper in the spring of 1994. Both moved in similar political/professional circles and when they finally met, the attraction apparently was instant.
Ultimately, it seemed not to matter that he was married with four daughters. He told Anne Marie that the marriage was over in all but name and she came to accept that she would be a mistress, a side girlfriend if the relationship progressed any further than friendship. This was new to her, a relationship with a married man, but Capano was an old hand at the marital infidelity game; he had cheated on his wife multiple times. At the time he met Anne Marie, he had a fifteen-year affair going on with Deborah MacIntyre, the ex-wife of his former legal partner. MacIntyre was also a friend of his wife. Yikes.
Anne Marie knew nothing about MacIntyre or Capano’s previous dodgy behavior. She fell in love. Looking at pictures of Tom Capano it’s hard to understand but reports say that he was charming, intelligent, and self-assured. That confidence would have been attractive to someone like Anne Marie, whose outgoing nature was a front for the self-esteem issues that crippled her to the point of anorexia and bulimia. Capano’s financial freedom and his generosity would also have been extremely attractive to a woman who had come from a working-class household and who struggled financially her entire life.
For nearly two years it seems that Anne Marie Fahey conducted an on and off affair with Tom Capano. She would vacation with him to Virginia, making a list of their differences during the car ride. The list would be read with great sadness in the future. Their similarities were slight; both came from large families and both appeared to be equally fascinated with Tom Capano. When Anne Marie needed to repair her car windshield, it was Capano who gave her the money. He treated her to fancy dinners, new clothing and handbags and even gave one of her friends pro bono legal advice on a new business. At one point, she fantasized about Capano leaving his wife and marrying her.
It would never happen, of course. Capano was a serial adulterer. MacIntyre, his longtime mistress, also expected that he would leave his wife for her. Anne Marie was a lovely young woman, a challenge, and someone he could control. I think the control was the greatest attraction for him.
Anne Marie tried to break off from Capano but he knew too much about her. He knew of her fears, of her guilt over being involved in the affair. He also knew of her eating disorders and that she saw a therapist and took Prozac. All of the things that made Anne Marie self-conscious. He did not hesitate to use any and all of them against her. He would call her many, many times during the day, send her flowers and excessive emails, all in an attempt to wear her down and regain the upper hand. He would tell her he needed her, that he was leaving his family for her. He would demand that she return everything he had gifted her with.
Anne Marie during a happy moment
She thought that even if their romantic relationship ended, they could remain friends but she was kidding herself. Maybe she knew it, maybe not. She told a few people that she was afraid of Capano and his controlling nature and that she worried he would hurt her. Yet when she fell ill because of her disorder, it was Capano she called to pick her up from work and nurse her. She wanted to be rescued but Capano was anything but a knight in shining armor.
At Christmas of 1995, he had gifted her with an airline ticket to Spain. She refused the gift. This could have been part and parcel of their relationship history but something else had changed. She had met someone. Michael Scanlan was an executive, Anne Marie’s age, and single. He treated her well and they had fun together. She fell in love with him and it seems that if he hadn’t fallen in love with Anne Marie, he was getting there. Tom Capano no longer had a place in her life.
I think this is why he killed her. He couldn’t control her any longer. She was done with him before he was ready for her to be. She told him no. It would take him seven months following Christmas but he would do it.
It’s unknown why, after she had written the diary excerpt above, Anne Marie resumed contact with Capano. Why didn’t she simply walk away? Why didn’t she mention to Governor Carper that Capano was pushing her, harassing her, and making her uncomfortable? Sure, it would have been embarrassing to admit to your boss that you were in a relationship with Capano but by that point, he and his wife had separated. I do understand that she didn’t want anyone thinking less of her for her relationship with Capano, especially her boss, her family, and her boyfriend. Anne Marie lived in fear that Capano would tell Michael Scanlan everything and it would destroy her relationship with him.
I think Anne Marie broke off the relationship with Capano once and for all the night of June 27. Witnesses remembered later that the couple having dinner at the Panorama restaurant did not appear to be happy; things seemed to be tense. Anne Marie barely touched her food, getting the majority of it in a “to go” container. Their server would recall that there was none of the happy and/or light chatter that was normally exchanged over the dinner table.
Capano would later tell authorities that he took Anne Marie home after dinner, dropping her at her apartment around 10 p.m. and that was the last he saw of her. I don’t believe she ever returned home that evening. If she had, it’s unlikely she would have left again to voluntarily accompany him to his home. Not only that, but the obsessively neat and orderly Anne Marie would never have left her dress slung over a chair or food items on her kitchen counter to spoil.
I think Capano drove her to his own home against her wishes and perhaps cajoled her into staying, at least briefly. It was a Thursday evening and apparently both enjoyed watching L.A. Law, then a popular show on the air. I think it’s possible that he suggested Anne Marie get comfortable by taking off her dress, perhaps even gave her something casual to wear, while watching the program. (I say this because when her dress was discovered in her apartment later there was no blood found on it.) She may have agreed to watch the show with him in order to maintain some sense of peace. Or she may have demanded to be taken home. It’s unknown. What is fairly certain is that at some point, Capano came up behind her as she sat on his sofa and shot her in the head just above her left ear. Anne Marie, thankfully, probably never knew.
The cooler that had transported Anne Marie’s body to her grave, as it was brought into court
He put her body in a large Igloo ice cooler he had purchased a few days earlier, the kind of cooler that deep-sea fishermen use for their catch. She was tall, around five foot ten. He would be forced to break her legs in order to get her body inside and close the lid. He chained the cooler and left it in the garage.
It was then that Capano returned to Anne Marie’s apartment to set the stage. He placed the dress she had been wearing on a chair in her bedroom, along with her shoes. He had bought her a pantsuit she had admired from Talbot’s — the unopened box would be found in her bedroom several days later. (The tissue paper was still wrapped around the garment with the seal unbroken. I think Anne Marie had refused the gift that evening, something else that would have angered him.) He put her handbag, with her wallet inside, on the kitchen counter, next to the takeout container from dinner. He also left a grocery bag of fruit on the counter, something he had purchased for her earlier. He turned her air conditioning unit on and then left, locking the front door behind him with her key.
The next day he would talk his youngest brother Gerald, the one whom he had helped repeatedly in the past when he got into trouble, the one with a boat, into helping him dispose of Anne Marie Fahey. He threw her into the Atlantic and a watery grave in which she would never be recovered. It would be Gerald’s statements and testimony that would finally shed light on what exactly had happened to Anne Marie.
Capano would also discard his sofa and the rug underneath, ostensibly because of bloodstains. He would clean up his living room but not quite to perfection. A small drop of blood would later be found on the baseboard and be determined to be Anne Marie’s.
Later, authorities would connect a new rug purchase to the day after Anne Marie was last seen, as well as the ice chest, which would be recovered. Both were linked to Capano. It was discovered that Capano told MacIntyre that he was being threatened and worried for his safety. As a result, she would purchase the gun that he used to murder Anne Marie. Eventually, she too would turn against Capano and testify against him.
Capano under arrest
Before Capano’s trial began in October of 1998, excerpts from Anne Marie’s diary were printed in the local paper and shared with the media. If she had known, the painfully private Anne Marie would have been mortified. Sadly, some of the entries, taken out of context, presented Anne Marie as the “head case” Capano insisted she was, detailing her therapy, her Prozac use and her dysfunctional relationship with food. She wasn’t without her flaws and troubled behavior but she was a victim. No matter what she did, Anne Marie Fahey did not deserve to be killed.
Capano’s defense claimed that MacIntyre had killed Anne Marie accidentally as she and Capano had struggled with the gun, resulting in the gun firing and striking Anne Marie. The jury, after listening to the evidence over twelve weeks, didn’t buy it and despite not having a body nor even an absolute cause of death, they found Tom Capano guilty of first-degree murder. Capano himself might have done more to insure his conviction than the testimony of MacIntyre and Gerald combined as neither were particularly likable or sympathetic witnesses.
In January of 1999, Capano was sentenced to death by lethal injection. An appeal followed and while the Supreme Court reaffirmed his conviction, his sentencing was remanded due to the penalty being a non-unanimous jury verdict. The State elected not to go after capital punishment again, giving Capano a gift he refused Anne Marie. Instead, he was sentenced to life in prison.