Another Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor Murdered By His Sponsee

Utah  AA Sponsor David Woodrow Brown Murder Victim

Utah AA sponsee  Christopher John Wiggins murdered his Sponsor David Woodrow Brown Oct. 15, 2011 after breaking into his home. AA realizes the danger they put members in asking them to do service work by being sponsors to dangerous criminals and mentally unstable individuals. Sometimes the sponsors fit this description as well in which case we have the blind leading the blind. 

Midvale man sent to prison for killing his ‘role model’

MugShot Christopher John Wiggins Salt Lake City, Utah

By , Deseret News

Published: Friday, March 8 2013 12:52 p.m. MST

WEST JORDAN — David Brown had an enlarged heart in every sense. Physically — it ran in his family — and metaphorically.

“I’ve seen David go without lunch to feed someone else,” John Brown said of his brother. “One time, I saw him give his last dollar. … No matter what he was doing, no matter what was going on, if you made a phone call, he’d drop everything to be there.”

When he saw a struggling Christopher John Wiggins, a young man he had once sponsored in Alcoholics Anonymous, he offered him a place at his home.

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Alcoholics Anonymous Member Beat Sponsor To Death With a Baseball Bat

A court mandated mentally ill felon has murdered his sponsor in a horrific violent act using a baseball bat. Leslie Haun was considered to be schizophrenic among having other serious mental health issues. The courts will send any level of criminal to AA/NA meetings, regardless of the dangers it imposes on other members. But it is free to the courts, and it keeps AA growing with lots of Big Books to sell to the newly released prisoners. AA solicits the courts as well as the prisoners to attend these felon filled AA meetings.

COVINGTON – Shain Pierce returned to his apartment after having a toe amputated and found the man he was sponsoring in Alcoholics Anonymous drinking alcohol inside.

When Pierce tried to kick Leslie Haun and his son Robert Haun out of the Scott Street apartment, the elder Haun beat him with an aluminum baseball bat and table leg until he died, a Covington Detective testified Tuesday in Kenton District Court.

Leslie Haun, 47, who has long history of mental problems and a lengthy criminal record, is charged with murder. His son, 19, is charged with complicity to murder and tampering with evidence.

Pierce’s body was found Sept. 20 inside the first floor apartment, said Det. Mike Thompson. The upstairs neighbors told police that they heard a loud fight the night before.

When police interviewed the father and son, Robert Haun told police that his father beat Pierce and then ordered him to throw the bat and table leg used in the beating down the sewer, Thompson said. Police were able to find the bat but could not find the leg, he said.

Pierce, 54, often took in people that needed help, said his sister Tammy Callen.
“He took in I don’t know how many people,” she said. “He was well loved and well respected.”

Another article about this murder from The Fix-