|Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies|
|By hotsr.com- Brady McCombs|
SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother's wife and her toddler in 1984 because of his strong polygamist beliefs, in a case made famous by the book "Under the Banner of Heaven," has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday.
Ron Lafferty, 78, died at the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, Utah Department of Corrections spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said in a statement.
The state attorney general's office had predicted he would have been executed in 2020, becoming the first American executed by firing squad in nearly a decade, after a court rejected his latest his appeal in August.
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