The coach’s delusions spilled into his wrestler’s lives. du Pont answered him with a gun pointed at his head. They tried everything they could that might get a rational man out of his home – but in the end, all they had to do was turn off the heat. du Pont’s lawyer tried to blame the whole thing on Patrick Goodale. [12] Du Pont filed for divorce when they had been married for ten months. On his professional page, Maurer boasts of being named “Delaware’s Top Criminal Defense Attorney” for about 25 years. In January 1996, he shot and killed Schultz, a 1984 gold medalist in freestyle wrestling who trained at the state-of-the-art Foxcatcher National Training Center that Du Pont had built on his 800-acre property in Newtown Square, Pa. Schultz, 36, lived with his wife and two children in a house on the Du Pont estate. So, here are 8 terrific destinations that are an easy drive (4 hours or less) from Manhattan.

[44] Former Delaware County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Joseph Cronin dismissed the challenge for lack of standing, finding that because the niece and nephew were not named in two successive wills going back to 2006, they would not be harmed if the September 2010 will were deemed valid. “But I think you have significant treatment needs that have to be addressed, and you have very strong family support. What Ever Happened to: Imprisoned Chemical Heir John du Pont? Vatican butler convicted of stealing Pope Benedict XVI’s private papers dies. [11] They lived together for less than six months. Fred “Curly” Morrison, MVP of the 1950 Rose Bowl, an All-Pro NFL running back and former GM of the Los Angeles Express, has died at 94.

Robert H. Richards IV (born 1966/1967) is a convicted child rapist and great-grandson of chemical magnate Irénée du Pont and heir to the du Pont family fortune. As an ornithologist, du Pont is credited with the discovery of two dozen species of birds. So unlike many unfortunate people who come before me, you are lucky in that regard, and I hope you appreciate that.”. By 1990, du Pont had replaced Mark with his brother Dave Schultz. And the DuPont fortune, expanding with the company as it went from gunpowder maker to chemical behemoth, still supports some 3,500 members of the family, which has included such notables as Pierre S. “Pete” du Pont IV, who was governor of Delaware from 1977 to 1985. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? [23], On January 26, 1996, du Pont shot and killed Dave Schultz in the driveway of Schultz's home on du Pont's 800-acre (3.2 km2) estate. Suddenly the earlier case became a national sensation—fueled by public outrage—and many were astonished that Richards had evaded jail time. I cowered to him just enough to get him to back off. The story was retold in the 2014 film Foxcatcher, which was produced by another heir, Megan Ellison, daughter of billionaire Larry Ellison. It’s true that the case might have been hard to prosecute.

Indeed, over the years in his training facility, du Pont had become increasingly harder to work with, much less connect to. Laurel Highland State Correctional Facility, "John du Pont was buried in his wrestling singlet", "When Life In The Du Pont Mansion Began To Crumble At Foxcatcher, The Obsessions Of The Son Quickly Overrode His Dead Mother's Blueblood Elegance", "Episcopal Academy prepped for big change Expansion trumps angst over move from Merion", "Historic DuPont mansion goes under the wrecker's ball", "Liseter Estate at Route 252 and Goshen Road in Newtown Square to be Developed by Toll Brothers", "Death In Prison For Ex-Forbes 400 Member", "Du Pont Relatives Contest Validity of Late Killer's Will", "Superior Court: Du Pont relatives have no standing to contest will", "Wrestling With Madness: John E. Du Pont and the Foxcatcher Farm Murder", "Full List of the Oscar Nominations 2015", "Where are the missing seven years in 'Foxcatcher'? Du Pont was sentenced to 13 to 30 years' incarceration and was housed at the State Correctional Institution – Mercer, a minimum-security institution in the Pennsylvania prison system. du Pont founded the DuPont company in Delaware, 90 miles from where Richards still lives. From the Rockefellers to the Pulitzers, these billion-dollar families have kept their wealth alive for centuries.

After a failed presidential bid in 1988, he became a partner in Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm, where Robert Richards’ father was reportedly also a partner. John du Pont coaches two wrestlers at Foxcatcher Farm in Newton Square, Pa. Jan. 26, 1996. What makes it harder for prosecutors, Finkelhor says, is when the alleged perpetrator has money for a strong defense. Mark Oliver is a writer, teacher, and father whose work has appeared on The Onion's StarWipe, Yahoo, and Cracked, and can be found on his, Scientists Document Africa's Rare Black Leopard For The First Time In Over A Century, How A Jewish Mobster Became The Leader Of A Nazi-Punching Gang On The Brink Of World War II, What Stephen Hawking Thinks Threatens Humankind The Most, 27 Raw Images Of When Punk Ruled New York, Join The All That's Interesting Weekly Dispatch. Robert H. Richards IV, 47, was sentenced to eight years probation after pleading guilty to raping his 3-year-old daughter.

She expressed incredulity about the killing. In December 2015, DuPont and Dow Chemical announced that they would merge and split into three independent companies; the merger awaits the government's antitrust review.

In 1972, du Pont founded and directed the Delaware Museum of Natural History and contributed to Villanova University and other institutions. Then, read up on the real-life kidnapping of John Getty III. Schultz's wife Nancy and du Pont's head of security Patrick Goodale were present and witnessed the crime.

She accused him of milking du Pont for his money and feeding his paranoid schizophrenia until he turned into a killer, dragging his name through the mud while the world watched from their living rooms.

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John Du Pont And The Murder Of Dave Schultz: The True Story Behind ‘Foxcatcher’. The Delaware Museum of Natural History, which du Pont formerly headed and which held the dairy farm in trust, sold that portion in January 1998 after his conviction and sentencing to prison. In September 1996, du Pont was ruled incompetent to stand trial, as experts testified that he was psychotic and could not participate in his own defense.