Michael W. Ryan


Age: 66

Summary: white supremacist and convicted murderer who had spent three decades on Nebraska's death row after he was sentenced to death for ordering the 1985 torture and brutal murders of fellow cult member 26-year-old James Thimm and 5-year-old Luke Stice, the son of another cult member, while he led about two dozen members of a survivalist religious cult on a farm near Rulo, Nebraska in the mid-1980's.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: August 3, 1948

Died: May 24, 2015

Tecumseh, Nebraska