Curiosity Killed Nightcat #1 - The Temple Square Shooter

Updated: Jun 23, 2021

Curiosity Killed Nightcat is the weekly true crime/paranormal series on the Nightcat Radio podcast. Each week, your host Nightcat tells the story of a murder, kidnapping, haunting, mass shooting, alien abduction... well, anything that goes bump in the night.


Sergei Babarin killed two people when he opened fire at Temple Square | Via Murderpedia

On Episode 1:


Sergei Babarin walked into the genealogical/family research library housed at Temple Square by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. But it wasn’t an interest in ancestry that day that brought the Soviet ex-pat to the library.

He approached a woman at the front desk, pulled out a .22 caliber handgun, and shot her point-blank in the head.


What drove this man to kill 2 people and injure others in the heart of Temple Square? Let's talk about it on Curiosity Killed Nightcat.


Sources:

https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/babarin.htm

https://www.deseret.com/1999/4/16/19440401/son-begged-doctors-to-help-deluded-dad