A surprise? Not in the least. Would I be surprised if the murderess in chief was NOT involved??
Folks - we need to not give up until that old hag is exposed for what she is.... If my demise were in this manner, I would "Patrick Swayze ghost it" until loose ends were cleared up on the earth and justice were served. I have a solid testimony that there is perfect and final justice in the end - but it would be so much better for all parties to take care of bizness while in the mortal estate.
Knowing the power and authority that Joseph Smith possessed - I have to wonder if he were pulling strings from the other side in the Fate of the Persecutors..... There are some awesome stories there.
Also, we all know the story of the temple tower that was struck by lightning and burned to the exact clapboard after Brigham Young passed over before he could effect that change in the flesh.