The barn where cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren killed and buried an entire family was torn down Tuesday after the property was bought by a church.
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Details about Jeffrey Lundgren and his Kirtland cult.
For the past 16 years, Kirtland resident Lee Traxler has been waiting to see if justice would be served in the murders of his five former neighbors. On Tuesday, as Traxler sipped coffee at Judy and Jen’s Restaurant in Kirtland an hour after the execution of Jeffrey Lundgren, he said it had.
Ohio executed a religious cult leader Tuesday for murdering a family of five followers who were taken one at a time to a barn, bound and shot to death. The youngest was a girl just 7 years old.
Faith drew Jeffrey Lundgren to this northeast Ohio community important in Mormon history, but his role as a self-styled prophet led to his banishment from the church and eventually to death row for the cult killings of a family of five.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday denied the state’s request for a full-court hearing in the case of a death row inmate who’s scheduled execution on Tuesday for killing a family of five was put on hold last week.
Cult murderer Jeffrey Lundgren will not feel any more discomfort from the lethal chemical cocktail injected into his veins than any other inmate sentenced to death, Pittsburgh-based celebrity pathologist Cyril Wecht said.
A federal judge on Tuesday delayed next week’s execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit by five other death row inmates challenging the state’s use of lethal injection. In his request to join the lawsuit, Lundgren, 56, said he is at even greater risk of experiencing pain and suffering during the procedure than other inmates because he is overweight and diabetic.
A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the Oct. 24 execution of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren to allow him to join a lawsuit challenging Ohio’s use of lethal injection.
Cult killer Jeffrey D. Lundgren should get no mercy for systematically and premeditatedly killing a family of five from Kirtland in 1989, the Ohio Parole Board ruled this morning.
At his trial, cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren said God told him to kill the Averys because they were sinners for not living in his home and following all his orders. However, Lundgren has since realized he misinterpreted the Scripture and deserves another chance at life, said Henry Hilow, one of his attorneys.