Synagogue Fires, Gay Murders, Yoon & Birdsong Murders Linked
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The Sacramento Bee has breaking news that directly links two men to the
murder of two gay men and last month's arsons in San Francisco.
The two suspects in California also a linked to the World Church of the
Creator, to which Benjamin Nathaniel Smith, who murdered United Methodist
Won-Joon Yoon last Sunday and Ricky Birdsong a week ago Friday. The Bee
reports "Agents are also investigating whether a larger conspiracy involving
members of the World Church is at the core of the recent spate of hate
crimes in Northern California and elsewhere. Church leaders have denied
their involvement in any of the attacks but have refused to condemn them.
Anti-Semitic hate literature was found at various Redding area sites in
April, including a local high school, an event that officials said was the
first such leafletting in memory."
Described below are three stories. The Sacramento Bee has many more stories
related to the Synagogue fires and will certainly be continuing information
on the slaying of the gay couple too as a result of the connections between
these two crimes and the possible connection to the Midwestern crimes of
Synagogue attacks in California may be linked to killing of gay couple By
JOHN HOWARD Copyright � 1999 Nando Media Copyright � 1999 Associated Press
REDDING, Calif. (July 10, 1999 - Two brothers suspected of killing a gay
couple near this rural Northern California town have also been linked to
arson attacks at three Sacramento synagogues that caused more than $1
million in damages, police said.
Benjamin Matthew Williams, 31, and James Tyler Williams, 29, were arraigned
Friday on charges of receiving stolen property that prosecutors said was
linked to slaying victims Gary Matson and Winfield Scott Mowder in Happy
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Suspects in synagogue attacks had stern childhood
By Sam Stanton and Gary Delsohn Bee Staff Writers
GRIDLEY, Butte County -- They were the product of a sternly religious
upbringing so stifling that neighbors worried whether
the two bright, handsome boys would ever have much of a life of their own.
Authorities believe the Williams brothers are responsible for the July 1
slayings of Gary Matson, 50, and Winfield Mowder, 40,
who lived in a small house in a rural area south of Redding known as Happy
Sources say investigators also found literature from the Illinois-based
World Church of the Creator, an anti-Semitic hate group
that has been a focus of the FBI's synagogue probe. A former member of the
group killed himself last week after going on a
two-state shooting spree against Jews, Asian Americans and African Americans
that killed two men and wounded nine others.
The Anti-Defamation League has called the group one of the most dangerous
and fastest-growing hate groups in the nation.
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GAY MALE COUPLE WAS
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Synagogue arson suspects held: Pair of white supremacists is suspected of
slaying gay couple in Shasta County
By Gary Delsohn and Sam Stanton
Bee Staff Writers
(Published July 10, 1999)
Shasta County sheriff's officials said they knew of no past criminal
activity by the two, described by neighbors as reclusive
"Bible thumpers" who played loud religious music at all hours and shared a
house with their parents, who are retired farmers.
Sources said a search of the brothers' Shasta County home and a storage
locker rented to them turned up a huge cache of
arms, including AK-47s, M-16s and 100-round magazines for such rifles.
A source also said a key piece of evidence was found at the Williams home
that appears to be linked to the arsons. A torn
piece of paper found at Congregation B'nai Israel after it was torched
matched the tear on a piece found at the home, the
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