Under the Banner of Heaven
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true story behind Under the banner of heaven
Under the Banner of Heaven is a look back at the real-life murder of 24-year-old Brenda
Wright Lafferty and their 15-month-old daughter, Erica, in 1984.
The 1984 murders of Brenda Lafferty and her 15-month-old daughter, Erica, by her husband's two
brothers shocked their insular community—and shed light on the dark side of Mormon fundamentalism.
Banner of Heaven's instability is telegraphed from the start, with whiplash camerawork
capturing detective Jeb Peyre (Garfield) playing with his children on the front lawn.
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