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    Du Pont dies in jail

    Chemical fortune heir John Du Pont died in prison this morning. Du Pont was found guilty but mentally ill in 1996 after killing wrestler David Schultz in his Newtown Square home.

    Du Pont, 72, was found unresponsive in his cell at Laurel Highlands state prison near Somerset, Pa.

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