FEATURED ARTICLES ABOUT FUNDAMENTALIST CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - PAGE 2
November 21, 2007 |
The leader of a polygamous cult was sentenced to two consecutive terms of five years to life in prison Tuesday for being an accomplice to the rape of a 14-year-old girl he forced to marry her 19-year-old cousin. A gaunt Warren Jeffs, 51, sat silently as Judge James L. Shumate handed down the sentence.
April 26, 2008 |
A court has rejected an effort by the mothers of a polygamist sect in western Texas to keep their children with them. The state 3rd Court of Appeals denied the request by dozens of mothers with the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They wanted to stop an order allowing the children to be sent to foster facilities.
July 10, 2008 |
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized in fair condition under tight security in Las Vegas, a day after he was found "convulsive," weak and feverish in a Kingman, Ariz., jail cell, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. Jeffs, 52, of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was convicted by a Utah jury last year of first-degree felony rape as an accomplice.
July 11, 2008 |
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was back in jail amid questions about what prompted his hospitalization in Las Vegas for treatment of a "weakened state of health," a Mohave County sheriff's official said. Jeffs, the 52-year-old leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was found in his Kingman cell Tuesday conscious but convulsive, shaking and running a fever.
March 28, 2007 |
A judge rejected a request to move the trial of a polygamous-sect leader from St. George to Salt Lake City but said he would change his mind if he couldn't seat a fair-minded jury. Judge James Shumate said jury selection in the trial of Warren Jeffs would be conducted in private. Jeffs, 51, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is charged with rape as an accomplice in the spiritual marriage of a 14-year-old girl to a 19-year-old cousin in 2001.
August 31, 2006 |
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will be prosecuted first in Utah, then in Arizona, on charges that he arranged marriages of underage girls to older men, authorities said in Salt Lake City. Utah prosecutors agreed to try Jeffs first because they believed they had a stronger case and more serious charges, including two counts of rape by accomplice, which accuse Jeffs of forcing a girl to marry an older man and submit to him sexually.
April 14, 2008 |
The mothers of children removed from a polygamous sect's ranch have written to Texas Gov. Rick Perry for help. The mothers say in the letter that some of their children have become sick and require hospitalization. Officials have said that about a dozen children had chicken pox and that others needed prescription medications, but they haven't said whether any were hospitalized. More than 400 children were taken from the ranch run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Eldorado and moved to temporary living quarters in San Angelo.
May 1, 2008 |
Texas child welfare authorities say they are investigating whether young boys were sexually abused at a polygamist sect's ranch. The move is part of a massive investigation triggered by allegations that girls were forced into underage marriages and sex. Carey Cockerell, the head of the state's Department of Family and Protective Services, told state lawmakers the investigation was based on "discussions with the boys." Members of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints responded sharply, saying state authorities were misleading the public to cover up their errors in the case.