Saturday, December 15, 2007

Shooter Murray tried Mormonism last year

As if Mitt Romney wasn't having enough trouble wooing the Christian Right base of the GOP, now this: Matthew Murray was baptised as a Mormon last year. Watch some of the wingnuts twist this all around. Have fun Mitt! Here are highlights from the Denver Post (

Matthew Murray, the Englewood man who shot and killed four people and wounded three others at churches in Colorado Springs and Arvada last week, was baptized into the Mormon church a year ago, Salt Lake City TV station KSL News reported.
A.J. Ormond was there the day Murray was baptized, and he said he immediately noticed a change. Murray seemed happy, calm, at peace, Ormond told KSL-TV.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released a statement confirming "Matthew Murray of Englewood, Colorado, was baptized about a year ago." Ormond describes Murray as polite and friendly, a young man who, despite his family's protests, was seriously contemplating devoting his life to the LDS Church. Murray's experience with the LDS Church culminated with his baptism. Soon after, he stopped going to church. A little more than a year later, Murray was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot to his head following a shootout with a security guard. Ormond told KSL-TV that he immediately recognized Murray's picture when it was splashed on TV. "It was obvious that it wasn't the person we had known that had committed those shootings and those murders."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's unfortunate that none of us are ever going to get to know what happened in the days and months since his baptism.

It's becoming apparently clear this kid was looking for answers and just not finding them.