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Man involved in '88 compound standoff set to be released

By Michelle Price, Associated Press | Posted - Jul 7th, 2013 @ 12:25pm


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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - After 25 years, the man who triggered a 13-day standoff at a Utah polygamous compound that ended with the death of a corrections officer will be released from prison Tuesday.

Addam Swapp, 52, has been granted parole after serving time in state and federal prison for his role as the leader of 1988 standoff at the Singer-Swapp compound in Marion.

The showdown, which took place about 35 miles east of Salt Lake City, was sparked after Swapp bombed a Mormon church building in nearby Kamas, claiming it would lead to the overthrow of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and resurrect his father-in-law, who was killed by police almost 10 years earlier.

The Utah Board of Pardons granted parole for Swapp in April saying he accepts responsibility and shows remorse.

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