05 April 2019 :
A Yavapai County jury sentenced Kenneth Wayne Thompson, 35, White, to death. Thompson used a hatchet and knife to kill his sister-in-law, Penelope Edwards, and her boyfriend, Troy Dunn, in March 2012. He then poured acid over the bodies and set the house on fire before fleeing the scene. Thompson’s attorneys didn’t dispute the bare facts. But they offered a different motivation and rationale, rooted in Thompson’s being raised as a Scientologist.