Friday, June 18, 2004

A nude model, five bodies and the Mormon assassination plot attempt

In a creepy echo of the Manson Family murders, Glenn Taylor Helzer, an excommunicated Mormon is on trial accused of bludgeoning and dismembering five people in an elaborate extortion racket intended to hasten the second coming of Jesus Christ.
Helzer, a former stockbroker who has already pleaded guilty and faces the death penalty, exerted a charismatic hold over an eclectic group of followers including his younger brother, a former girlfriend turned Playboy centrefold model, and a self-described "good witch" who once offered to raise money for Armageddon by appearing in porn films.

Reports of the trial put me in mind of John Water's Serial Mom or a script from Southpark. It's only a matter of time before a movie is made of it. Plenty of reports on the net

More on the Manson Murders Here, here and here

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