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Judge Rejects Request to Put Du Pont in Hospital

May 01, 1996| Reuters

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday rejected a defense request that chemical heir and murder suspect John E. du Pont be released on bail for placement in a Philadelphia psychiatric hospital.

In denying the request, Court of Common Pleas Judge Patricia Jenkins said Du Pont posed too great a risk of fleeing and she noted his lawyers gave no evidence that he was mentally ill and needed treatment. Du Pont is being held on charges connected with the Jan. 26 murder of Olympic champion wrestler David Schultz.

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