Case 60


(Part 1)

*** Warning: This case involves a child victim ***

[Part 1 of 3]

During childbirth, Lynetta Jones’ deceased mother appeared to her in a vision and prophesied that the baby would one day become a great man. Lynetta’s son was Jim Warren Jones, who grew up to become the leader of a new religious movement he named ‘The Peoples Temple’. 

As word of Jones’ egalitarian ideals and miraculous healings spread, his following increased. But all was not as it seemed. Behind closed doors, Jones abused his power and his congregation. Eventually, he began speaking more and more frequently about one concept in particular: revolutionary suicide.

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