A young man applied for a protective order against a man who was stalking him because of the girl he was dating. The protective order was denied and the Olympic hopeful was found shot to death.
William Schnittman, 25 was a competitive rower who wanted to compete in the Olympics. He was being threatened by Darrell Wilson who was obsessed with the girl Schnittman was dating.
In the papers Schnittman filed with the Oklahoma County Court, he wrote “[Wilson] told me that his problems were my fault, that he was going to kill himself, and that his death was on my conscience.” He went on to say that Wilson promised to “take care of me” before he killed himself.
The protective order was filed on Dec. 4 however it was Schnittman “failed to submit all the necessary paperwork.” Oklahoma County Special Judge Lisa K Hammond denied the protective order did so on the grounds that Schnittman failed to report the aggressive stalking first to the police.
A review of the paperwork revealed that the protective order only contained a October 28 police report. Wilson was arrested for driving under the influence and claimed that he was only driving because Wilson showed up at the girlfriends home, kicked in the front door and threatened him leading him to leave and attempt to return home.
The female who has not yet been named filed for a protective order against Wilson at the same time as Schnittman. In her complaint, she wrote that, “He [Wilson] had become obsessive and made attempts to kill himself in front of her four children.” Her protective order was approved.
On Friday, Dec. 21, Schnittman was shot and killed by Wilson, 36. Wilson then abducted and sexually assaulted the woman.
Wilson fled from police officers and killed himself before they could catch him.
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