Ron Lafferty dies of natural causes

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DRAPER, Utah (ABC4 News)- Ron Lafferty is dead, officials confirmed Monday.

(Utah Department of Corrections, via AP, File )

Lafferty, died of natural causes at the Utah State Prison, Kaitlin Felsted, spokesperson for the prison told ABC4.

Lafferty was convicted by a jury of two counts of capital murder in 1985 and has spent the past 34 years on death row. 

In 1984, Lafferty claimed to have a divine revelation to murder his own sister-in-law Brenda Lafferty and her child. His brother Dan, also was convicted of the double murders.

Recently the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals denied his execution appeal.

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