December 25, 1988 |
She had to hike up a mountain to get there. Past barley fields and grazing yaks, treading along the stony paths that led to the high Himalayan valley regions that border Tibet and Nepal. Nestled in this remote area of northwestern Nepal is a tiny settlement of ethnic Tibetan Buddhists, the land of the Nyinba, where UCLA anthropologist Nancy Levine found one of the last flourishing polyandrous populations, a society where women marry several men.
January 23, 1988 |
An FBI marksman shot out the electricity at a homestead held by an outlaw clan of polygamists, a utility spokesman said Friday as police repeated their intention of ending the seven-day standoff without bloodshed. The severing of power to the 2 1/2-acre compound holding six adults and nine children came after a federal judge issued a court order permitting it, said John Ward, spokesman for Utah Power & Light Co.
July 15, 2006 |
The younger brother of a polygamist-sect leader was sentenced Friday to three years' probation for hampering the FBI search for his fugitive sibling. Seth Steed Jeffs of Hildale, Utah, was fined $2,500 in addition to the probation. He had pleaded guilty to a federal charge of concealing a fugitive and faced a possible six-month prison sentence. Prosecutor Phil Brimmer asked for a three-month prison term, saying it would serve as a better deterrent. U.S. District Judge Robert E.
May 13, 1988 |
"And it shall come to pass that I, the Lord God, will send one mighty and strong, holding the scepter of power in his hand whose mouth shall utter words, eternal words to set in order the house of God" --Mormon Doctrine and Covenants: Section 85 When Daniel Ben Jordan, a polygamist leader from Colorado, was murdered near here last fall while on a camping trip with his family, veteran law officers all over the state felt the chill hand of a man six years in his grave: The Lambs of God
December 17, 1990 |
How do you get rid of a small-town mayor? Piece of cake. You get rid of the small town. Tuesday is Election Day here in Big Water, population maybe 400. It is the day some citizens will try to vote this desert burg out of existence to dislodge its mayor, Alex Joseph, a polygamist-libertarian of outspoken and colorful stripe, who, with some of his nine wives and sundry relatives in official posts, runs Big Water. Runs it efficiently and by the book, the mayor says.
July 14, 2005 |
The attorneys general of Arizona and Utah announced a $10,000 reward in Phoenix for information leading to the arrest of the reclusive leader of a polygamous church based in communities along the states' common border. Warren Jeffs, 49, who has not been publicly sighted in months, was charged in Arizona in early June with counts that include conspiracy to commit sexual conduct with a minor.
August 5, 1998 |
An alleged polygamist who deputies say married his brother's 16-year-old daughter was charged in Salt Lake City with incest and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. The girl, now 17, is believed by authorities to have been secretly married in October to her uncle, David O. Kingston, 32, in an arrangement made by her father. Under Utah law, sexual relations with a niece or nephew is considered incest.
October 23, 2004 |
A juvenile court judge in Salt Lake City ordered eight children of a polygamous family into foster care. The children were taken from John Daniel Kingston and Heidi Mattingly after state child welfare officials alleged abuse, neglect and efforts by the couple to block access to the children by state case workers.
August 15, 1999 |
Ruslan S. Aushev, president of the Russian republic of Ingushetia, says he doesn't need a second bride, because his wife has already given him a male heir. But that shouldn't keep other men from taking additional wives, he says, and so he signed a decree last month legalizing the practice of polygyny--that would be multiple wives, of course, not husbands--in his southern Islamic republic.