Ricky Rodriguez's death
On January 8, 2005, Ricky Rodriguez killed Angela Smith, a close associate of his mother who had played a limited role in his sexual abuse as a toddler. Hours later, early in the morning on January 9, he took his own life.
He explains his reasons in his suicide tape.
See also: Ricky Rodriguez Memorial, Angela Smith's death
- 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
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