Arthur Gary Bishop went from being a honor student, Eagle Scout and teenage missionary to an obsessed pedophile and child killer that he later attributed to pornography that he was to exposed to while growing up.
Personal Information:Born - 1951
Birthplace - Hinckley, UT
Died - June 10, 1988
Location of Death - Utah State Prison
Cause of Death - Execution - Lethal Injection
General Information:Gender - Male
Religion - Mormon
Ethnicity - White
Education - Stevens-Henager College
Occupation - Accounting
Crime Chronology:1978 - Excommunicated from the Mormon Church
1978 - Embezzlement
1984 - Murder 1984 - five counts - convicted
1984 - Kidnapping 1984 - five counts - convicted
1984 - Sexual Abuse
1984 - Sexual Abuse of a Minor
Gary Bishop molested children for many years without being caught. At some point his crimes advanced to murder, which he discovered also fed his sick needs. Bishop killed five young boys from 1979 until his capture in 1983. To try to control his impulses he would perform his abuse on puppies, but that failed.
After confessing to his crimes he was tried and sentenced to death. In preparation for his execution by lethal injection, he read the Book of Mormon repeatedly and shielded himself from the profanity spoken by the other inmates by wearing headphones. In the final hours prior to his execution he fasted and prayed. Arthur Gary Bishiop was executed by lethal injection by the state of Utah on June 10, 1988. He was 37 years old.
Age four. Murdered after being kidnapped from his families apartment complex courtyard.
Kim Peterson Age 11. Murdered after going to Bishop's home to sell him his roller skates.
Danny Davis Age four. Murdered after being kidnapped at a grocery store.
Troy Ward Age six. Murdered after being kidnapped on his birthday from a park near his home.
Graeme Cunningham Age 13. Murdered after he vanished from his neighborhood.