Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Insanity Defense

On January 26, 1996, eccentric, crazed and paranoid millionaire John du Pont drove to the home of Olympic gold medalist David Schultz, who lived on du Pont’s estate, and killed him while his horrified wife watched. Armed to the teeth du Pont was able to hold off police for days. Even so his insanity defense failed.

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