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Los Molinos Mexico December 1974: ‘Because it’s God’s will. Because I believe in Him.’ Prophet of Evil 1993 starring Brian Dennehy & William Devane & Tracey Needham & Dee Wallace Stone & Danny Cooksey & Brian Reddy & Michael Watson et al, director Jud Taylor, opening scene
‘I’ve always been free. You’re the prisoner, Frank.’ ibid. LeBaron to screw
‘He’s gone so far as to threaten the president of the Mormon church.’ ibid. LeBaron’s brother to Fields
Declaration of War by Ervil LeBaron and The Church of the Lamb of God. ibid. pamphlet
‘Governments will bow down to us one day.’ ibid. LeBaron
‘You’ve been ordered to carry out a blood atonement against an enemy of God. Will you do it?’ ibid. LeBaron to wife
‘Ervil LeBaron is leaving a trail of murder from Mexico to Salt Lake City and he’s getting away with it.’ ibid. detective
The drug wars taking place just south of the American borders … affects him [Mitt Romney] personally. The Mormon Mexican War, Vice TV 2012
Mitt Romney’s family-type Mormons, Mexican drug cartels, polygamy, kidnapping, cocaine, and finally murder. ibid.
The thing that sets the Mexican cartels apart from the other Mobs is their seemingly profound love of murder. ibid.
The war on drugs in so violent that its body count is almost ten times that of American soldiers killed in the real ways in Iraq and Afghanistan. ibid.
These Mormon colonies are still here and they’re actually fighting the Narco drug cartels. ibid.
Many moved down to Mexico to continue to practise polygamy. ibid.
The LeBarons wouldn’t quit. ibid.
Ervil LeBaron listened carefully when God told him to take many wives. He married 13. When God told him to have children, he had at least 50.
And, 20 years ago, when God told him to break away from his family’s polygamist sect, he founded his own church, tearing apart the once close-knit family.
That’s apparently when God told Ervil to start killing people, too, including his own kin.
Authorities say it was the start of a chilling family tradition that continues to reverberate today among his descendants and followers more than a decade after his death.
The bizarre saga of Ervil’s secretive cult – which also attracted a handful of non-family followers – stretches back to the Nixon era and follows a blood-spattered trail that zigzags through Mexico and the Southwest like an addled snake.
By one expert’s estimate, the group has committed 25 to 30 murders in Utah, California, Texas, Colorado and Mexico. Investigators can only guess at the total number of slayings because the bodies of some of the presumed victims have never been found. West of here, in Tooele County, for instance, a man disappeared some 16 years ago after reportedly coming into contact with the cult. Authorities were never able to determine his fate.
When the LeBarons were at the peak of their infamy more than a decade ago, self-styled redeemer Ervil and his sullen brood were media staples. In the search for superlatives, one news magazine tagged Ervil The Mormon Manson. His influence was so powerful, authorities say, that a shrinking band of wives, children and hangers-on continued to commit crimes in his name even after 1981, when he died at age 56 in a Utah prison. Los Angeles Times article 20 September 1992