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MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) — A man charged in the killing of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to prevent her from exposing a drug ring is set for trial.

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April Kauffman |Credit: CBS3

Ferdinand Augello has pleaded not guilty to murder and other counts in the 2012 shooting of April Kauffman at her southern New Jersey home.

Pretrial motions are scheduled for Monday, followed by jury selection. Opening statements are tentatively scheduled for Sept. 17.

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Ferdinand Augello | Credit: CBS3

Atlantic County prosecutors say Augello and the woman’s husband, Dr. James Kauffman, wanted to stop her from exposing a drug ring allegedly run by the doctor and the Pagans Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

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James Kauffman |(Photo: Atlantic County Justice Facility)

Augello is also charged with trying to have James Kauffman killed behind bars. James Kauffman was found dead in his cell in January in an apparent suicide.

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