- Author: Keridwen Cornelius, Niki D’Andrea & Craig Outhier
- Category: Valley News
- Issue: Jul 2013
*Warning! This article contains graphic content, multiple murderers, salacious sex scandals, swearing sports figures, risky businesses, batty bills, and ghastly gubernatorial grammar.
The Most Notorious Man on Two Wheels
It says a lot about your badass bona fides when the de facto leader of the world’s most famous outlaw motorcycle gang picks your city for his retirement garden. Hells Angels founding member Sonny Barger fell in love with Arizona the way most of us do – while pulling a four-year stretch in Phoenix federal prison.
Afterward, in 1998, he relocated to Cave Creek, ushering a statewide “patch-over” in which members of Arizona’s formerlydominant motorcycle club, The Dirty Dozen, were admitted into the ranks of the HA. He continues to live in Cave Creek, where he’s written six books and produced a movie, Dead in 5 Heartbeats, based on his own novel.
Code name: The Mormon Murderess
Distinguishing Characteristics: Bleach-blonde-bombshell-turned-court-approved-modest-brunette-with-glasses
Summary: After enduring – or maybe enjoying – a “debasing” relationship with motivational speaker and alleged tree fetishist Travis Alexander, compulsive liar Arias stalked him, sliced his throat, stabbed him nearly 30 times, then