Utah death-row inmate featured in best-selling book dies

In this Oct. 6, 2005 file photo, convicted murderer and death row inmate Ron Lafferty is handcuffed after his court hearing in a courtroom in Provo, Utah. Utah prison officials said Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, that Lafferty, a death-row inmate whose double-murder case was featured in the book “Under the Banner of Heaven” and who was nearing an execution by firing squad, has died of natural causes. (AP Photo/George Frey, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah death-row inmate who killed his brother’s wife and her toddler in 1984 because of his strong polygamist beliefs in a case made famous by the book “Under the Banner of Heaven” has died of natural causes, prison officials said Monday.