The Tragic Legacy of the Children of God

On Jan. 7, 2005, 29-year-old Ricky Rodriguez recorded his final thoughts as he prepared to embark on a violent rampage of revenge. "Some of the things I'm going to try to do are rather shocking, and maybe not right in a lot of people's books," he said on a chilling videotape. "I'm just loading my mags here. Hope you guys don't mind if I do that while I talk." Raised to be a prophet and a savior, Ricky was about to become an executioner, and a grim lesson in religious fanaticism. "There is...Full Story
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