Arthur Gary Bishop

(1951-1988)

Serial Killer

Served a mission in the Philippines. Excommunicated in 1974. In 1983, when questioned by police regarding the disappearance of a neighborhood boy he knew, he confessed to having killed him and four others. Alonzo Daniels was killed in 1979 at the age of four after being kidnapped from the courtyard of his apartment complex. Kim Peterson was killed in 1980 at the age of eleven after being lured into Bishop’s house to sell roller skates. Danny Davis was killed in 1981 at the age of four after being kidnapped from a grocery store. Troy Ward was killed in 1983 at the age of six. Graeme Cunningham was also killed in 1983 at the age of thirteen. Arthur Gary Bishop was executed by the State of Utah by lethal injection.

Source: The Wacky World of Murder

In prison, Bishop prepared for his death by reading the Book of Mormon ten times from cover-to-cover. He used TV headphones to shield himself from the profanity of fellow inmates. He spent his last hours in fasting and prayer.

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