Robert Coult III convicted of assaulting and stabbing father to death – NBC10 Philadelphia

A man who beat and stabbed his father to death during an argument over money and then dumped the body near a Main Line country club was sentenced to 22 to 50 years in prison, according to court documents.

Robert Coult III, of Yeadon, was sentenced after pleading guilty to third-degree murder, confinement and felony possession for the murder of his father Robert Coult Jr., according to court records.

In September 2018, the elder Coult’s body was found by employees of the Philadelphia Country Club on the side of Spring Mill Road in Gladwyne. An autopsy showed he died of blunt force trauma and stabbing, Yeadon police said.

The younger Coult hit his father repeatedly in the head with a hammer during an argument over a small amount of money in the living room of their Yeadon home, then went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed his father, Delaware County District Attorney Kat . Copeland said. When the elder Coult died, the younger Coult used an electric saw to try to dismember the body, but was unsuccessful.

Coult then loaded his father into his car as a passenger and dumped the body along the golf course, officials said.

Police responded to Coult’s home on Providence Road in Yeadon after the elder Coult was reported missing, officials said. Investigators spoke with residents of the home and then focused on the younger Coult, who was subsequently arrested.

Coult III confessed to killing his father and told investigators he dumped evidence at several locations in Haverford Township, police said.

Investigators also found evidence of blood spatter in the home and found video evidence showing Coult III’s movements.

Coult III showed no remorse, investigators said. He even allegedly played video games with his roommate’s friend in the hours after the murder.

The younger Coult claimed his father pushed him down a flight of stairs before killing his father, Copeland said.

When Coult was first taken to prison, he had called reporters “vultures.”

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