65 years ago today - Jul 7, 1958

Barton Kay Kirkham is executed for double murder in Utah. Before his execution he writes in a letter: "The Doctors said I felt justified when I killed those people and they are right. I did. It was revenge I was after. The love that I was denied because my parents spent so much time doing church work and they still do, and forcing me to stay home and lead the life they wanted me to live. I got my revenge and I am not sorry now and never will be-. I've had enough of it, I want to die. I'm fed up with it all. I did kill those people to hurt my parents and their good standing in the church."

[On This Day in Mormon History, http://onthisdayinmormonhistory.blogspot.com]

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