Ron Lafferty Died In Prison While Facing Firing Squad Execution

Ron Lafferty Death | Obituary

The Utah Department of Corrections announced that Ron Lafferty has died in prison. Lafferty reportedly died of natural causes.

Ron Lafferty died at the age of 78, while facing a firing squad execution for the 1984 murders of his sister-in-law, Brenda Lafferty, and her infant daughter, Erica.

Ron, in the company of his brother Dan, reportedly slit Erica and Brenda’s throats. Lafferty, who had been excommunicated from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, formed a group called the “School of the Prophets” and claimed to have received revelations from God.

According to report,

The Laffertys claimed to have been commanded by God to kill Brenda and Erica Lafferty. Ron Lafferty was sentenced to death and had chosen to be executed by firing squad; Dan Lafferty is serving a life sentence in the Utah State Prison. Their crimes had been featured in the popular book “Under the Banner of Heaven.”