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September 21, 1990 | From United Press International
A judge today sentenced religious cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren to death for killing a five-member family belonging to his cult. Defense lawyer Charles Grieshammer pleaded Thursday for Common Pleas Judge Martin Parks to spare Lundgren's life, saying the Independence, Mo., native believed he was following God's will when he killed the Avery family, which included children ages 15, 13 and 6.
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September 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
A religious cult leader who called himself a prophet was sentenced to death Friday for killing a family of five. Jeffrey Lundgren, 40, listened stoically as Lake County Common Pleas Judge Martin O. Parks set the death sentence for April 17, 1991, exactly two years after the slayings. Appeals probably will delay execution far beyond that date. Parks said Lundgren displayed "a great lack of remorse."
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January 13, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alice Lundgren, wife of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren, was scheduled to begin working in a San Diego doctor's office the day after she, her husband and teen-age son were arrested and charged in the ritualistic killings of an Ohio family, a federal agent said Friday. Agent Jim Stathes, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said a doctor called his office Monday to say that he had hired Lundgren as a receptionist.
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September 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Painesville, Ohio, recommended that cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren, 40, be put to death for killing a family of five in a cult ritual. He was convicted Aug. 29 of the 1989 slayings of the Dennis Avery family, which included children ages 15, 13 and 6. The bodies were uncovered in a Kirtland barn after a cult member notified authorities. A Lake County judge is to sentence Lundgren today.
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April 11, 1990 | From The Associated Press and
A San Diego judge Tuesday ordered three people, including a reputed cult leader, returned to Ohio to face charges in the slaying of a five-member family. Municipal Court Judge Terry J. Knoepp ordered the extradition for reputed cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren and two followers, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft. The three are among 13 people indicted in Lake County, Ohio, in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | From Times staff and wire reports
A judge ruled that a cult leader and two followers could be extradited to Ohio, where they have been charged in the murders of five members of a family. Jeffrey Lundgren, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft had fought extradition since their arrests three months ago. The three are among 13 alleged cult members indicted in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters. Authorities believe the killings took place last April 17 at the group's farm in Kirtland.
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January 5, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Investigators unearthed four bodies on property near Kirtland, Ohio, once occupied by a religious cult, bringing to five the number of bodies discovered at the site in two days. The bodies were discovered after authorities received an anonymous tip, said Fire Chief Richard Martincic. None of the victims had been identified.
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January 7, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
An eighth suspect in the reportedly sacrificial slayings of a Kirtland, Ohio, family of five turned herself in, but the self-styled prophet who led the religious sect involved in the crime remained at large. Sharon Bluntschley, 31, formerly of Kirtland, turned herself in to police at Bay City, Mich., officials said. In addition to the cult leader, Jeffrey Lundgren, authorities were seeking his wife, their 19-year-old son and two of his followers.
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January 22, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of a cult leader accused in the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family returned to that state from San Diego to face charges, authorities said Sunday. Alice E. Lundgren, 39, was flown Saturday to Cleveland, where authorities hustled her through a crowd of reporters and took her to the Lake County Jail, said Sgt. Kathy Silvi of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
September 22, 1990 | From Associated Press
A religious cult leader who called himself a prophet was sentenced to death Friday for killing a family of five. Jeffrey Lundgren, 40, listened stoically as Lake County Common Pleas Judge Martin O. Parks set the death sentence for April 17, 1991, exactly two years after the slayings. Appeals probably will delay execution far beyond that date. Parks said Lundgren displayed "a great lack of remorse."
NEWS
September 21, 1990 | From United Press International
A judge today sentenced religious cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren to death for killing a five-member family belonging to his cult. Defense lawyer Charles Grieshammer pleaded Thursday for Common Pleas Judge Martin Parks to spare Lundgren's life, saying the Independence, Mo., native believed he was following God's will when he killed the Avery family, which included children ages 15, 13 and 6.
NEWS
August 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
A cult leader was convicted Wednesday of killing a family of five and burying the bodies on a farm where his group lived, and his wife was sentenced to life in prison for her role. A Lake County Common Pleas Court jury deliberated a little more than three hours before convicting Jeffrey D. Lundgren, 40, of five counts each of aggravated murder and kidnaping. He could be sentenced to death. Lundgren showed no emotion when the verdict was read by Judge Martin O.
NEWS
April 11, 1990 | From Times staff and wire reports
A judge ruled that a cult leader and two followers could be extradited to Ohio, where they have been charged in the murders of five members of a family. Jeffrey Lundgren, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft had fought extradition since their arrests three months ago. The three are among 13 alleged cult members indicted in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters. Authorities believe the killings took place last April 17 at the group's farm in Kirtland.
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April 11, 1990 | From The Associated Press and
A San Diego judge Tuesday ordered three people, including a reputed cult leader, returned to Ohio to face charges in the slaying of a five-member family. Municipal Court Judge Terry J. Knoepp ordered the extradition for reputed cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren and two followers, Kathryn Johnson and Daniel Kraft. The three are among 13 people indicted in Lake County, Ohio, in the slayings of Dennis and Cheryl Avery and their three daughters.
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March 3, 1990 | From United Press International
The Ohio Supreme Court, acting on a suit filed by several news media outlets, late Friday lifted a series of orders issued by the judge in the case of the alleged cult slayings of five members of a family.
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January 22, 1990 | NORA ZAMICHOW, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The wife of a cult leader accused in the ritualistic slayings of an Ohio family returned to that state from San Diego to face charges, authorities said Sunday. Alice E. Lundgren, 39, was flown Saturday to Cleveland, where authorities hustled her through a crowd of reporters and took her to the Lake County Jail, said Sgt. Kathy Silvi of the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
NEWS
September 21, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury in Painesville, Ohio, recommended that cult leader Jeffrey Don Lundgren, 40, be put to death for killing a family of five in a cult ritual. He was convicted Aug. 29 of the 1989 slayings of the Dennis Avery family, which included children ages 15, 13 and 6. The bodies were uncovered in a Kirtland barn after a cult member notified authorities. A Lake County judge is to sentence Lundgren today.
NEWS
March 3, 1990 | From United Press International
The Ohio Supreme Court, acting on a suit filed by several news media outlets, late Friday lifted a series of orders issued by the judge in the case of the alleged cult slayings of five members of a family.
NEWS
January 13, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The leader of a religious cult admitted to his followers that he killed five members of an Ohio family and had members of his group help bury the victims, according to a court affidavit. Self-proclaimed prophet Jeffery Lundgren, 39; his wife, Alice Elizabeth, 38; their eldest son, Damon, 19, and 10 others have been charged in the shooting deaths of Dennis Avery, 49; his wife Cheryl, 42, and their daughters, Trina, 15, Rebecca, 13, and Karen, 6.
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January 13, 1990 | H.G. REZA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Alice Lundgren, wife of cult leader Jeffrey Lundgren, was scheduled to begin working in a San Diego doctor's office the day after she, her husband and teen-age son were arrested and charged in the ritualistic killings of an Ohio family, a federal agent said Friday. Agent Jim Stathes, from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said a doctor called his office Monday to say that he had hired Lundgren as a receptionist.
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