Man Accused Of Killing Caseworker At Delaware County Hospital Reportedly Pleads Guilty But Mentally IllForty-nine-year-old Richard Plotts reportedly entered the plea on Tuesday, July 14.
Pa. Hospital Shooting Suspect Says He Wants To Plead Guilty A man accused of fatally shooting his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist at a suburban Philadelphia hospital complex now says he wants to plead guilty.
Suspect In Delaware County Hospital Shooting Waives Preliminary HearingForty-nine-year-old Richard Plotts is charged with murder, reckless endangerment and weapons counts in the July shooting death of 53-year-old Theresa Hunt inside a psychiatrist's office at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital.
Man Charged With Murdering His Mental Health Caseworker in Delco is ArraignedRichard Plotts, 49, is also accused of injuring his doctor inside a "wellness center" at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital, in Darby. The doctor pulled his own gun and wounded his assailant.
Man Charged With Killing Caseworker Moved To PrisonThe man accused of killing his caseworker and causing a Delaware County medical center to be put on lockdown is out of the hospital and in prison.
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital Mum on Changes To Security ProceduresRichard Plotts was able to walk into the Mercy Wellness Center carrying a gun that authorities say he used to killed his mental health caseworker and injure Dr. Lee Silverman before Silverman pulled his own gun and fired back.
Superintendent Chitwood On Wellness Center Shooting: Suspect 'Was Ready For Mass Murder'Chitwood indicated that the suspect, Richard Plotts, has a long history of violence.
Delco DA: 2 More Guns Found At Home Of Alleged Wellness Center ShooterAuthorities have found two more guns at the home of a man suspected of killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back.
Delco Police Official Calls Mercy Hospital Shooting Suspect a 'Powder Keg'Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood says Richard Plotts has been "302’d," or committed to a psychiatric hospital for evaluation, after trying to commit suicide numerous times.
Delco DA Credits Armed Doc With Averting Wider Hospital BloodbathDelaware County DA Jack Whelan says it was a good thing Silverman was armed, apparently against hospital policy, because Plotts had 39 spare bullets on him.