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Warren Jeffs

Polygamist Leader Faces Sentencing This Week

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.08.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Prosecutors seeking life in prison for convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs closed their case with a final barrage of gr...

WATCH: Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Gets Honey-Badgered

Posted 10.07.2011 | Comedy

There are a lot of crazy animals in Texas, but for Randall's money, FLDS Leader Warren Jeffs takes the cake. Jeffs was convicted on Thursday of child ...

Witnesses: Polygamist Leader Ruled With Heavy Hand

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.06.2011 | Crime

Paul J. Weber, Associated Press SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs ruled with a heavy and abusive hand, several for...

Warren Jeffs' Appalling Abuse of Religion

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 10.06.2011 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

There is another aspect to the Warren Jeffs trial that I find particularly disturbing, one which has not received much media attention, overshadowed as it has been by Jeffs' horrendous sexual exploitations.

Polygamist Leader's Records Helped Win Conviction

AP | WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.05.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A polygamist sect leader convicted of child sexual assault walked out of his sentencing hearing in protest Friday, after rea...

CONVICTED: Polygamist Leader Guilty Of Child Sexual Assault

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault Thursday in a case stemming from two you...

Polygamist Leader's Defense: 'I Am Peace'

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- The child sexual assault case against Warren Jeffs was in the hands of a Texas jury Thursday, after the polygamist leader st...

Polygamist Leader's Child Sex Assault Trial Heads To Closing Arguments

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - The child sex assault case of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is heading to closing arguments. Jeffs, head of the Fundament...

Polygamist Leader Gives Opening Statement In Child Sex Assault Case

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.04.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Warren Jeffs was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting two child brides after a whirlwind trial in which the polygamist ...

Prosecution Tapes: Warren Jeffs Instructs 14-Year-Old 'Spiritual Wife' On Sex

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Prosecutors played two audio recordings Tuesday of a polygamist sect leader instructing his 14-year-old "spiritual wife" and seve...

Prosecution Set To Rest Case Against Polygamist Leader

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.03.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution Wednesday and dramatically ...

Polygamist Leader Says God Demands Judge's Removal

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 10.01.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas -- A forensic analyst says DNA evidence shows with 99.99 percent certainty that a polygamist religious leader fathered a child with ...

Polygamist Leader's Bizarre First Day In Court

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.28.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) -- Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs broke his silence Friday, delivering before jurors a 55-minute sermon defending plural m...

Opening Statements In Warren Jeffs' Child Sex Assault Trial

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.27.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A Texas prosecutor told jurors Thursday he would present an audio recording of Warren Jeffs raping a 12-year-old girl and DN...

Jury Set In FLDS Leader Case, But Trial Yet To Start

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.26.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — A judge on Wednesday dealt a blow to the defense of polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs, refusing to suppress evidence ...

Polygamist Trial Begins In West Texas

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 09.24.2011 | Crime

SAN ANGELO, Texas — The first hint of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' defense strategy came Monday when his attorney said his right to free...

We Can Self-Publish Books, Why Not More Films?

Bryan Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bryan Young

Some might argue that it's impossible to self-distribute a film like that without a personality like Kevin Smith behind it, but those saying that would be wrong.

Jailed Leader Of Fundamentalist Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints Retakes Legal Control Of Church

AP | JENNIFER DOBNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

SALT LAKE CITY — Jailed polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has resumed legal control over his Utah-based church even though he is jailed in Tex...

Film Review: Sons of Perdition

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

I hope Sons of Perdition is given wide distribution because directors Tyler Measom and Jennilyn Merten have done a great service to all Americans by making this documentary.

Why Sex Scandals Matter

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Politicians like David Vitter, Eliot Spitzer, Larry Craig, John Ensign and cultural icons like Tiger Woods, Sandra Bullock, and Bruce Springsteen just don't follow the scripts the rest of us are taught.

Let's Talk About Crime -- Not Run From It

Diane Dimond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Dimond

If we don't try to understand and deal with the dark side of life it will come back to haunt us.

Yearning for Truth: Oprah's Visit to the FLDS Compound

Deborah King | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Deborah King

No matter how nice and friendly Oprah's visit to the Yearning for Zion Ranch seemed, it's distinctly possible that there's more to this story than was shown.

Canada: Leaders Of Polygamist Group Arrested

AP | JEREMY HAINSWORTH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Two top leaders of a polygamous community in western Canada have been arrested and charged with practicing polygam...

Texas Grand Jury Indicts Warren Jeffs And Polygamist Sect Members

AP | MICHELLE ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ELDORADO, Texas — A Texas grand jury indicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs and four of his followers Tuesday on charges of felony sexual ...

What the Texas Appellate Court Decision Means for Children of the FLDS and Their Families

Elissa Wall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elissa Wall

A couple of years ago when I agreed to testify against Warren Jeffs in Utah, it had been my hope that by raising my voice, I could spare other girls my fate of underage marriage.