Angela Smith's death
Ricky had been contemplating revenge for some time due to the abuses he endured and witnessed as evidenced from this excerpt from an Internet posting in August, 2004, below. Angela Smith had played a limited role in sexual abuse he suffered in his childhood.
Prior to his act, Ricky taped a suicide video.
- Blythe Police Department File 2005-0107 (22 pages, 1.8M) — 2005-01-09
- Tuscon Police Department Report 0501090385 (18 pages, 1.5M) — 2005-01-09
- Pima County Forensic Science Center - Autopsy Report ML 05-0040 (9 pages, 896k) — 2005-01-10
The Family International's response
- Truth about Angela's Death and Ricky's Suicide, The--Part 1 — by Steven Kelly and Karen Zerby; ML#3529 GN#1119 FD/MM/FM; 2005-01
- Truth about Angela's Death and Ricky's Suicide, The--Part 2 — by Karen Zerby; ML#3530 GN#1120 FD/MM/FM; 2005-01
- Questions & Answers--On Angela and Ricky's deaths, persecution, and other issues — by Karen Zerby; ML#3545 GN#1137 FD/MM/FM; 2005-04