Kent Knudson, best known locally for shooting and killing someone else's cow on his property as well as his role in 9/11 Truth AZ, committed suicide on September 25.
"Kent had been suffering from depression over yet another traumatic legal difficulty and facing two felony charges, on top of his 'Cowcrap' conviction," writes friend Sham Rao.
Knudson was 60 years old.
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In 2007, Knudson, self-proclaimed "chief cook and bottle washer" for the 9/11 Truth AZ movement, caused a stir as organizer of the 9/11 Accountability: Strategies and Solutions Conference. Soon after the schedule was announced, everything fell apart once speakers and participants found out that Holocaust denier Eric Williams, author of The Puzzle of Auschwitz, played a significant role in coordinating the convention. This, on top of his cow-killing conviction, earned Knudson a Best of Phoenix award in 2007.
According to his friend Rao, Knudson, who is survived by his partner Sarah Fox and his sister Cathy Leavitt, was also a photographer who licensed his work commercially.
Memorial services will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. For more information, call 623-229-4754.