• Krakauer discusses that Brenda and Erica Lafferty were murdered by Dan and Ron Lafferty.
• The Lafferty brothers were charged with the murders. Dan received life in prison, and Ron received the death sentence.
• The Lafferty brothers explained they felt justified by their actions because they were acting in the will of God.
• Krakauer explains that his intention with the book is to discuss violent acts committed in the name of God.
• Krakauer chronicles the murders.
• Krakauer describes the events leading up to the murders by using an account by Allen Lafferty.
• Krakauer describes the scene of the murders.
Part I, Chapters 1 - 2
• Krakauer describes the modern Mormon Church.
• The modern Mormons didn't accept Lafferty as part of their church.
• Krakauer explains that the main contention between modern and fundamentalist Mormons is polygamy, which is no longer accepted by the modern Church.
• Krakauer explains that Joseph Smith was...
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