Police: Wife of slain Olympian arrested in Calif.
Authorities say they have arrested the wife of an Olympic
medalist who was gunned down in his Southern California back yard
Oxnard police said in a written statement that 52-year-old Jane
Laut was arrested Saturday in connection with the homicide of her
husband, shot putter David Laut, and is being held in Ventura
County Jail on $3 million bail.
David Laut – a bronze medalist at the 1984 Olympics – was shot
several times in the head on Aug. 28. Police at the time said he
was fatally shot after confronting intruders.
Police say investigators working with the District Attorney’s
Office issued an arrest warrant for Jane Laut earlier this
Her attorney Ron Bamieh (BAM’-ee-ay) tells the Ventura County
Star that she wrestled the gun from her husband and shot him in
self-defense after he threatened her and their son.