(December 21, 1956 – August 27, 2009)
His personal best throw was 22.02 metres, achieved in August 1982 in Koblenz.
Laut was murdered at his home in Oxnard, California on August 27, 2009 by an armed prowler. He was shot three times and died immediately. He had been the Athletic Director for Hueneme High School in the Oxnard Union High School District.