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January 24, 1987 | ROBERT A. JONES, Times Staff Writer
A rare-documents dealer whose alleged discoveries once threatened to undermine official Mormon Church history pleaded guilty Friday to forging documents and then killing two people to prevent his exposure. Mark W. Hofmann, the documents dealer, was immediately sentenced by Utah U.S. District Judge Kenneth Rigtrup on two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of theft by deception. The sentences, which will be served concurrently, range from five years to life.
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April 15, 1991 | Associated Press
A bomb exploded in an empty Mormon chapel early Sunday, shattering windows and embedding glass shards in the pews. No injuries were reported. Police said that the bombing appeared linked to a recent bombing at the Orem City Library.
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August 1, 1987 | From Times Wire Services
A dealer in Mormon artifacts who confessed to the pipe bomb murders of two people and the forgery of dozens of Mormon documents has contended that a third bomb was intended to kill himself. Mark Hofmann, in a lengthy confession made public Friday, said he planted the first two bombs in October, 1985, to prevent the forgeries from being disclosed.
SPORTS
January 17, 1989 | JOHN WEYLER, Times Staff Writer
UC Irvine's basketball team made the 2-hour flight from San Jose to Salt Lake City Sunday and then took a 2-hour bus trip up to Logan, home of Utah State University. Seems like a long trip for a 5-minute game. Utah State's Reid Newey made 4 consecutive 3-pointers in the first 5:13 of play Monday night, giving the Aggies a 19-6 lead, and Irvine never got closer than 10 points before losing, 104-71, in front of a delighted-but-bored 9,948 at the Spectrum.
NEWS
February 2, 1988
A federal magistrate in Salt Lake City refused to set bail for three members of a polygamous clan charged in the bombing of a Mormon chapel that ignited a deadly 13-day standoff with lawmen. Saying they might flee if released, U.S. Magistrate Ronald Boyce said Vickie Singer, her son John Timothy Singer and Jonathan Swapp, the brother of the clan's wounded co-leader, would remain behind bars during proceedings. The other suspect, Addam Swapp, 27, is hospitalized after being wounded in a Jan.
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April 15, 1991 | Associated Press
A bomb exploded in an empty Mormon chapel early Sunday, shattering windows and embedding glass shards in the pews. No injuries were reported. Police said that the bombing appeared linked to a recent bombing at the Orem City Library.
NEWS
November 8, 1988
Three members of a polygamist clan pleaded not guilty in Coalville, Utah, to charges of second-degree murder in the slaying of a Utah corrections officer during a shoot-out that ended a 13-day armed standoff between the clan and law officers. "I'm absolutely innocent, not guilty of all charges," Addam Swapp, 27-year-old leader of the clan, told 3rd District Judge Michael Murphy. Swapp's brother Jonathan, 21, and John Timothy Singer, 22, also pleaded not guilty.
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September 18, 1988 | PETER H. BROWN
On the morning of Oct. 15, 1985, two bombs claimed the lives of a Salt Lake City businessman and a devout Mormon housewife. Rumors of corporate fraud, death squads and religious wars swept the city as police geared up for the largest criminal investigation in the history of Utah.
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September 3, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal judge on Friday sentenced polygamist clan ringleaders Addam Swapp and Vickie Singer to minimum prison terms for a church bombing and two-week police standoff at a rural compound that ended in a law officer's death. U.S. District Judge Bruce Jenkins, who decried federal mandatory sentencing laws governing bombings and firearms, imposed terms of 15 years in prison for Swapp, 27, and five years for his mother-in-law, Singer, 45.
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May 10, 1988 | Associated Press
A federal jury Monday found polygamist Addam Swapp and three members of his clan guilty of 20 counts stemming from the bombing of a Mormon chapel and a 13-day standoff with police officers in which a corrections official was killed. The jury, after deliberating 25 hours over four days, found clan matriarch Vickie Singer not guilty of one count of attempted murder of FBI agents and two firearms counts, including possession of a sawed-off shotgun.
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