Category: Jeffrey Lundgren

Kirtland residents find closure

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.

Cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren says he’s too obese for execution

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.

‘Make Jeff Lundgren die!’

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.