NETFLIX’S ‘MURDER AMONG THE MORMONS’ EXAMINES ONE OF THE MOST SHOCKING CRIMES IN THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

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Feb. 26 2021, Published 3:25 p.m. ET

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Netflix is set to release a new three-part True Crime documentary series, “Murder Among the Mormons,” a look at one of the most notorious crimes in Utah history. 

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In 1985, a trio of bombings in Salt Lake City killed two people. The bombings sent shockwaves being sent through the Mormon community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries were found in the vehicle of the third victim, who was a renowned collector of rare documents.

One of those documents was the infamous “White Salamander” letter, which threatened to shake the very foundation of Mormonism forever.

“Murder Among the Mormons” is directed by Jared Hess and Tyler Measom

Hess is known for his work on comedic movies like “Napoleon Dynamite,” “Nacho Libre” and “Masterminds.”

Tyler Measom has made several renowned documentaries, including “I Want My MTV,” “An Honest Liar” and “Sons of Perdition.”

 “Jared and I were both raised in the Mormon faith and the story of these bombings, the Salamander Letter, and Mark Hofmann were a part of the world we grew up in,” Measom said. “It was a part of our culture.”

 

The entire series will be available to Netflix subscribers on Wednesday, March 3.

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