Prosecutor paints Zuppan as womanizer who wanted wife’s money |

Prosecutor paints Zuppan as womanizer who wanted wife’s money

Frank Zupan was characterized a womanizer who was trying to get his wife’s assets and was responsible for her death during final arguments at his murder trial today in Nevada County Superior Court.

Assistant District Attorney Ron Wolfson said witnesses testified that Zupan, 61, had numerous affairs during his marriage to Shauneen Zupan, 58, before she was murdered Nov. 15, 2005. He also said that Zupan’s own sons ” who were Shauneen’s stepsons ” contacted the Sheriff’s Office just prior to the trial to say they suspected their father in their stepmother’s shooting death.

Wolfson is expected to wind up his arguments this afternoon and give way to defense attorney Quin Denver before the case is given to the nine- woman, three-man jury. Judge Robert Tamietti has instructed the jury that they can find Zupan not guilty or guilty of first or second degree murder.

For the full story, see Thursday’s edition of The Union.

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