- Category : 1954-births
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (16)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Dedication 1
American crime case, a former real-estate developer who was convicted in May 1998 of hiring a hit man to commit murder. On 4/21/1989, he took his wife, Marianne Lewis, out to dinner to celebrate her 35th birthday (two days prior). After dinner, they were walking to get their car when a driver hurtled through the garage and ran over her. She was in a coma for 16 days and left blind in one eye.
The case remained open for years until a lead turned up in 1997, leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men. McLaughlin had hired a former neighbor, William McNeil, for $50,000 cash for the job, which was botched by Marianne's survival. Both men were sentenced to 20-year prison sentences.