On July 24th, 1984, bearded brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, radicalised by extreme Mormon beliefs and convinced they were prophets from God, forced their way into a duplex in American Fork, Utah. Here they brutally killed their brother’s wife Brenda Lafferty and infant daughter Erica, believing they had received a revelation from God in which they were told to “remove” them from the earth. These senseless murders were fuelled by religious fanaticism, delusions of grandeur, and a long history of family violence.
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This week’s “Aussie As” was suggested by Vince O’Connor. Ross and his mate Troy were on the piss and playing pool at their local pub when the pork chop shoe incident took place.