MARK Hofmann is a convicted murderer and accomplished forger who will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
His crimes in the last century and the motivation behind them are explored in the Netflix docuseries Murder Among The Mormons.
Who is Mark Hofmann and what did he do?
Mark Hofmann killed two people when he set off three bombs in Salt Lake City in 1985, according to authorities.
Steve Christensen and Kathy Sheets were killed on October 15, 1985, and Hofmann himself was injured when the third bomb accidentally went off the following day.
Hofmann – married at the time – was trying to cover up other crimes, including forgeries of Mormon historical documents.
“I told myself that my survival and that of my family was the most important thing,” he would write to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole in 1988, according to Deseret News.
“That my victims might die that day in a car accident or from a heart attack anyway.
“I thought about the Nazi Holocaust, the earthquake in Mexico, and other disasters.”
“There’s no shame in being dunked on by Michael Jordan, he’s the best. Many people were fooled by Mark Hofmann,” docuseries co-director Tyler Measom told Deseret News.
“He was the best forger who’s ever been caught.”
The trailer for the docuseries opens with the chilling words: “The only way to keep a secret between two people is to kill one of them – it’s kind of true.”
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The series launches on Netflix on March 3.
A description of the series reads: “The murders send further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries are found destroyed in the vehicle of the third victim, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous White Salamander Letter – an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of Mormonism.
“As he fights for his life, investigators race to uncover the truth.”