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February 8, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Millionaire murder suspect John E. du Pont returned to jail after undergoing neurological tests to determine whether brain damage had any link to his alleged shooting of Olympic gold medalist Dave Schultz, who lived on Du Pont's estate in the Philadelphia suburb of Newtown Square. Du Pont spent about seven hours at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center with a team of five doctors led by neurologist Dr. Robert Barchi.
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June 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John E. du Pont was ordered to reimburse the government for the amount it spent to convict him of murder. The final tab: $742,107.20 Du Pont, 58, is serving a 13- to 30-year prison term for the 1996 shooting death of Olympic gold medalist wrestler David Schultz on du Pont's estate. A jury in February found the chemical fortune heir guilty of third-degree murder but mentally ill. Delaware County Dist. Atty.
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NEWS
June 11, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
John E. du Pont was ordered to reimburse the government for the amount it spent to convict him of murder. The final tab: $742,107.20 Du Pont, 58, is serving a 13- to 30-year prison term for the 1996 shooting death of Olympic gold medalist wrestler David Schultz on du Pont's estate. A jury in February found the chemical fortune heir guilty of third-degree murder but mentally ill. Delaware County Dist. Atty.
NEWS
May 14, 1997 | From THE WASHINGTON POST
Multimillionaire murderer John E. du Pont was sentenced Tuesday to 13 to 30 years in confinement for the shooting death last year of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. Before he was sentenced, du Pont, speaking publicly for the first time since the slaying, said he was "very sorry for what happened." He said he "was ill" at the time of the shooting and wished to apologize to the wrestler's wife, Nancy Schultz, and her children.
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May 1, 1996 | Reuters
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.
SPORTS
May 31, 1996 | From Associated Press
In his first public statement since his arrest for the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz, chemical heir John E. du Pont identified himself as the Dalai Lama in court Thursday and said he does not understand the U.S. legal system. Du Pont, 57, faces first- and third-degree murder charges. He was often uncooperative and identified himself at one point as the spiritual leader of Tibet. Faced with du Pont's failure to participate, Common Pleas Judge Patricia H.
NEWS
May 14, 1997 | From THE WASHINGTON POST
Multimillionaire murderer John E. du Pont was sentenced Tuesday to 13 to 30 years in confinement for the shooting death last year of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. Before he was sentenced, du Pont, speaking publicly for the first time since the slaying, said he was "very sorry for what happened." He said he "was ill" at the time of the shooting and wished to apologize to the wrestler's wife, Nancy Schultz, and her children.
NEWS
January 27, 1996 | From Associated Press
An heir to the Du Pont & Co. chemical fortune shot an Olympic wrestler to death Friday, police said, then holed up inside his mansion as SWAT team members converged on his estate. Police said John E. du Pont was heavily armed and had barricaded himself alone inside a bedroom of his mansion in suburban Philadelphia. Three female friends who had been talking with him inside gave up and left at about 7:30 p.m., police said. "John du Pont is a marksman, and he has an arsenal," said Police Sgt.
NEWS
January 29, 1996 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A tense 48-hour standoff between police and a millionaire accused of killing an Olympic wrestler ended Sunday when the heir to the du Pont fortune was captured as he tried to restore heat to his chilled mansion. John E. du Pont was unarmed when he stepped outside to fix his boiler and was arrested by a SWAT team hiding in the woods. He was not injured. He had been without heat since police cut off his boiler system Friday night.
SPORTS
January 31, 1996 | RANDY HARVEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a conference call last November, USA Wrestling's athletes advisory council debated whether to ask the sport's national governing body to end its association with John E. du Pont. Amateur wrestling's most generous benefactor for almost a decade, Du Pont had been accused of racism after dismissing two African American wrestlers from the state-of-the-art training center on his 800-acre Foxcatcher Farms estate in the rolling hills near Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 22, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
If John E. du Pont was competent enough to stand trial for murder, he is lucid enough to handle his multimillion-dollar estate, his lawyers said. The attorneys made the argument in papers filed in the court where the chemical heir's family is trying to seize control of his fortune. Even if Du Pont is found incompetent, the court should appoint guardians whose interests don't conflict with his, his lawyers argued.
NEWS
February 26, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Multimillionaire John E. Du Pont was convicted Tuesday of murdering Olympic wrestler David Schultz, but jurors also ruled that he was mentally ill, sparing him a possible life sentence. After seven days of deliberation, the jury found Du Pont guilty of third-degree murder, or murder without premeditation. The verdict means the chemical-fortune heir will likely spend time in a mental hospital and serve the rest of his term in prison only if he is deemed cured.
NEWS
February 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Jurors began deliberating in multimillionaire John E. du Pont's murder trial in Media, Pa., after a defense lawyer urged them to view the killing of an Olympic wrestler through a "prism of psychosis." Defense attorney Thomas Bergstrom asked the jury to find the chemical fortune heir not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of David Schultz on his suburban Philadelphia estate. The prosecution seeks life imprisonment for du Pont, 58.
NEWS
February 8, 1997 | Associated Press
Multimillionaire John E. du Pont was seen snorting cocaine at least once and often emerged from his vaulted library with white powder under his runny nose, several wrestlers testified Friday at his murder trial. It was the first time since Du Pont shot wrestler David Schultz that anyone has claimed Du Pont used drugs. Prosecutors claim that Du Pont's delusions in the years before Schultz's shooting were caused by drugs, not mental illness.
NEWS
December 10, 1996 | Washington Post
Millionaire John E. du Pont, who has spent the last 2 1/2 months undergoing treatment in a psychiatric facility, has been found competent to stand trial for the January slaying of Olympic wrestler David Schultz. Delaware County Court Judge Patricia Jenkins set a trial date of Jan. 21, citing improvements in du Pont's mental health and a record that "strongly suggests that the defendant is willing and able to cooperate with everyone," including his counsel. Du Pont allegedly shot Schultz Jan.
NEWS
September 25, 1996 | From Associated Press
Chemical heir John E. du Pont, who claims to be Jesus, the Dalai Lama and the last of the Romanovs, was pronounced a psychotic Tuesday and ruled incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of an Olympic wrestler. Common Pleas Judge Patricia Jenkins ordered Du Pont committed to a mental hospital, where he will be examined every three months. He can eventually be brought to trial if doctors conclude he can help with his own defense and understand the murder charges he faces in the Jan.
SPORTS
May 31, 1996 | From Associated Press
In his first public statement since his arrest for the murder of Olympic wrestler David Schultz, chemical heir John E. du Pont identified himself as the Dalai Lama in court Thursday and said he does not understand the U.S. legal system. Du Pont, 57, faces first- and third-degree murder charges. He was often uncooperative and identified himself at one point as the spiritual leader of Tibet. Faced with du Pont's failure to participate, Common Pleas Judge Patricia H.
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