Claire Booth

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Journalist & Writer

Welcome to the official home page of Claire Booth, journalist and author.

Claire has written extensively about the criminal justice system, including such high-profile crimes as the Laci Peterson murder and the San Francisco dog mauling case, where two lawyers were convicted of killing their neighbor with vicious dogs they kept for a convict friend.

She also covered the case of Taylor Helzer, a Northern California man who convinced two followers he was a prophet of God and that he needed to usher in the Second Coming of Jesus Christ by any means necessary. In order to raise money for their end-of-days scheme, the group extorted money from a retired couple and then killed them and three others to cover their tracks. The tremendously complicated quintuple murder case took authorities four years to investigate and bring to trial and is the basis for Claire's book, The False Prophet: Conspiracy, Extortion and Murder in the Name of GodLearn More >

recent appearances


"Deadly Disciples," Wicked Attraction, ID Network
The Investigation Discovery television show interviewed Claire regarding the Helzer murder case, focusing on the relationship between Taylor Helzer had with his two followers. Check your local listings for the correct channel number.

"Children of Thunder," True Crime With Aphrodite Jones, ID Network
Claire's interview with this Investigation Discovery show involved describing Taylor Helzer's crimes and putting them into context for viewers. Check your local listings for the correct channel number.

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