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Texas seizes Yearning for Zion Ranch, HQ of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs

Texas seizes Yearning for Zion Ranch, HQ of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs

ELDORADO, Texas, April 18 (UPI) -- Yearning for Zion Ranch, where dissident Mormon Warren Jeffs and his followers once hoped to practice polygamy in peace, is now state property.
Frances Burns
Warren Jeffs, polygamist leader, hospitalized

Warren Jeffs, polygamist leader, hospitalized

March 17 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the fundamentalist polygamist leader serving a life sentence for sexual assault of two teen girls, has been taken to the hospital.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, July 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Warren Jeffs still leads sect from prison

Warren Jeffs still leads sect from prison

ELDORADO, Texas, April 4 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the polygamist serving life in prison for sexually assaulting two girls, still leads the Yearning for Zion Ranch in Texas, former followers said.
Texas moves to seize polygamist's ranch

Texas moves to seize polygamist's ranch

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Texas Wednesday moved to seize the ranch in Eldorado where polygamist Warren Jeffs and others sexually abused children.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, July 22, 2012.
By United Press International

Polygamist leader guilty of bigamy

MIDLAND, Texas, March 28 (UPI) -- Texas jurors found former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Wendell Loy Nielsen guilty on three counts of bigamy Wednesday.

Jury selected for Texas bigamy trial

BIG SPRING, Texas, March 21 (UPI) -- Lawyers selected a jury Wednesday in the Texas bigamy trial of former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints leader Wendell Loy Nielsen.

Corruption case keeps prosecutors

COLORADO CITY, Ariz., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- An Arizona judge says he will not disqualify prosecutors in a case against two officials in a corruption case.
Warren Jeffs' sect casts out 1,500 members

Warren Jeffs' sect casts out 1,500 members

COLORADO CITY, Ariz., Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The polygamist sect led by the jailed Warren Jeffs cast out about a quarter of his followers, members of the Colorado City community said Wednesday.
Report: Warren Jeffs, in prison, bans sex

Report: Warren Jeffs, in prison, bans sex

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A follower of Warren Jeffs said the polygamous church leader ordered his followers not to have sex while he is in a Texas prison.

Judge: Utah must make Jeffs trust payments

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- A state judge, in a decision made public Monday, again ruled Utah has to pay more than $5 million to the administrator of a polygamous sect's property trust.

Ex-bishop of polygamist sect goes on trial

ROBERT LEE, Texas, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- A prosecutor in Texas said she will prove a former bishop of a polygamist sect performed an illegal marriage between a 50-year-old man and a 12-year-old girl.
Warren Jeffs released from hospital

Warren Jeffs released from hospital

HUNTSVILLE, Texas, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been released from the hospital and returned to jail, Texas prison officials said.
Polygamist Jeffs hospitalized after fast

Polygamist Jeffs hospitalized after fast

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Warren Jeffs, the polygamist sect leader and convicted child rapist, was in critical condition at a Texas hospital Monday after a fast, prison officials said.

Jeffs to be in protective solitary

PALESTINE, Texas, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Polygamist sect leader and convicted child rapist Warren Jeffs, 55, will be jailed in solitary for his own protection, Texas officials said Tuesday.
Sect leader Warren Jeffs gets life in prison

Sect leader Warren Jeffs gets life in prison

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- A Texas jury Tuesday sentenced polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs to life in prison for sex with underage girls he called "wives."

Tapes heard in Jeffs trial penalty phase

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Prosecutors presented more audio evidence to jurors Monday in the penalty phase of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs' child sex assault trial in Texas.

More witnesses pending in Jeffs trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Prosecutors say they will present more witnesses when the penalty phase of polygamous leader Warren Jeffs' trial resumes in Texas.
Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting girls

Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- A Texas jury Thursday found polygamist leader Warren Jeffs guilty of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15, he had taken as plural wives.
Polygamist Jeffs says he's persecuted

Polygamist Jeffs says he's persecuted

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs said in his opening statement Wednesday his child sexual assault trial in Texas amounts to persecution.
Expert says Jeffs never legally wed girls

Expert says Jeffs never legally wed girls

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A Texas family law expert testified Tuesday that polygamist Warren Jeffs was not legally married to his underage so-called wives.
Jeffs says God ordered judge to quit

Jeffs says God ordered judge to quit

SAN ANGELO, Texas, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Polygamist Warren Jeffs began the sixth day of his trial in San Angelo, Texas, Monday by demanding the judge step down on instructions from God.
Warren Jeffs acts as own lawyer at trial

Warren Jeffs acts as own lawyer at trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 28 (UPI) -- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was allowed Thursday to handle his own defense in a Texas trial and then made no opening statement.

Evidence at issue in polygamist's trial

SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 27 (UPI) -- The trial of polygamist patriarch Warren Jeffs resumed in San Angelo, Texas, Wednesday with the judge hearing a defense bid to suppress evidence.
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