MORMON MASSACRE IN MEXICO: The Back Story is too Radioactive to Publish
TROUBLED PAST Mexico massacre family’s dark history of links to NXIVM ‘sex cult’, polygamous ‘Mormon Manson’ and drug cartel slayings
THE 18 family members involved in a brutal drug cartel massacre had ties to a notorious sex-cult and a polygamous murderer “Mormon Manson”, it has been revealed.
The killing of nine US citizens, three women and six children, who were travelling in a convoy in Mexico has turned the spotlight on the troubled history of the remote Mormon sect they belonged to.
The women were travelling together from Bavispe in Sonora state for “safety reasons” when they were ambushed by a drugs cartel gang on Monday.
The nine victims were members of the LeBaron family, a group of dual Mexican and American citizens who live in a fundamentalist Mormon community.
Police today confirmed that one arrest had been after the killings, which left one vehicle torched and riddled with bullets in what appeared to be a deliberate hit.
Heartbreaking footage also emerged today showing a wounded baby being treated for gunshot wounds in a hospital in the state of Sonora.
US President Donald Trump vowed to “wage war” on Mexican drug cartel “monsters” who allegedly carried out the atrocity against the families who were travelling to a wedding.
But the families are no stranger to exploitation, violence and murder.
As recently as 2010, two members of the community, including one from the LeBaron family, were slain by cartels.
Anti-crime activists Benjamin LeBaron, 31, and his brother-in-law Luis Widmar Stubbs were kidnapped and murdered by cartel after the abduction of his younger brother, who was later released.
‘SEX SLAVES RECRUITED’
In this climate of fear it has been alleged the NXIVM sex cult leader Keith Raniere recruited Mormon women under the promise he could save them from the horrific violence unfolding around them.
Under the guise of a self-help group, Raniere allegedly tricked women into moving into his New York compound, where they were promised jobs as nannies.
But the woman were turned into his sex slaves through such means as shame, punishment and nude blackmail photos.
Some were even forced to have his initials branded on their bodies.
The 58-year-old was arrested in Mexico in 2018, convicted of sex trafficking and faces life in prison when he is sentenced in the New Year.
The group were also previously linked to Ervil LeBaron, known as the “Mormon Manson”, who led a murderous polygamous cult called the Church of the Lamb of God.
The group were responsible for the killing of at least 25 people.
It was disbanded in the early 1980s and Ervil died in prison soon after while serving a life sentence for murder.
One of his 51 children, Anna LeBaron, detailed the reality of the sect in a 2017 book, “The Polygamist’s Daughter”.
Anna said: “My father would order mob-style hits and those would be carried out by his cult members if they stopped believing in him or his practice or religion and left, or sometimes it was rival cult leaders that were blood-atoned for being false prophets.”
Just like followers of notorious cult monster Charles Manson, Anna says her father’s children truly believed everything he told them.
“As a child we were taught that we were celestial children because we were born of the prophet Ervil LeBaron,” Anna recalls.
Following his death, six family members masterminded the notorious “four o’clock” murders.
This saw an eight-year-old child and three former members shot dead within minutes of each other in Texas in 1988.
Babies ‘burned alive’ as Mexican cartel murder nine US Mormons in ‘targeted’ hit
Evril’s son Heber was later held in connection with slayings.
Meanwhile another son, Aaron, was jailed for 45 years in a conviction connected to the murders.