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(KSL News) Twenty years ago today, documents forger Mark Hofmann set off bombs in Salt Lake City, killing two people.
He came up with the plot hoping it would prevent disclosure of his forgeries.
On this anniversary, a convention of forensic documents examiners from 31 states met in Salt Lake to take another look at the Hofmann case and some of the documents he created.
Also tonight, Hofmann's former wife, Dorie Olds, spoke at a meeting sponsored by the National Coalition of Emotional Abuse. Her message: be aware!
Dorie Olds: "It's a story of, 'Something's not right.' 'No, it's okay dear.' It's that story of awareness, trusting yourself, and learning how to come out of that trusting yourself. And learing how to come out of that, where you buy into that stuff that isn't the truth and say, 'Well, I must be mistaken,' or 'I guess I'm not seeing things right.' Or answers that are given that seem to be, well, I guess I saw that wrong. And that's the awareness piece."
Mark Hofmann pleaded guilty to reduced charges in a plea agreement and remains in prison.