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Polygamist

Yearning for Zion Ranch

Texas DPS Seizes Polygamist Group’s Secluded Ranch

The Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of children amid child sex abuse allegations.

04/17/2014

Warren Jeffs arrives to hear the verdict against him September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Jud Burkett-Pool/Getty Images)

Texas Out To Seize Warren Jeffs’ Polygamist Ranch

The state of Texas is trying to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs’ polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and a dozen followers sexually assaulted children.

11/28/2012

Ex-FLDS Leader Convicted Of Bigamy Awaits Sentence

A Texas jury that found a former polygamist leader guilty of bigamy is expected to begin deciding his punishment.

03/30/2012

Warren Jeffs (center) is held by two Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department SWAT officers during his extradition hearing in Las Vegas Justice Court. (credit: Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Convicted Polygamist May Have Broken Phone Rules

Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says officials are trying to determine if Jeffs preached a sermon to his congregation over a speaker phone.

12/29/2011

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Case Dropped Against Polygamist Leader Serving Life In Texas

Utah prosecutors are dropping charges against a polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence in Texas in a separate case.

11/09/2011

Warren Jeffs arrives to hear the verdict against him September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Jud Burkett-Pool/Getty Images)

Warren Jeffs Out Of Hospital, Heads To Another TX Prison

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was en route to a Texas state prison Tuesday night following his discharge from a hospital at another prison where he was treated after becoming sick while fasting, a state official said.

09/21/2011

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

Imprisoned Sect Leader Jeffs Seeks New Texas Trial

Imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs has filed a handwritten motion seeking a new Texas trial after being convicted and sentenced to life in prison on child sex assault charges.

09/07/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Jury Yet To Be Seated In Polygamist Leader’s Trial

Jury selection is beginning its second day in the trial of a polygamist leader accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls.

07/26/2011

Defense witness Allen Steed, who was married to the accuser, testifies during Warren Jeffs' trial on September 19, 2007. (credit: Getty Images/Douglas C. Pizac-Pool)

Plea Agreement Could Resolve FLDS Man’s Rape Case

A plea deal could be in the works for the southern Utah man whose “spiritual marriage” to an underage girl was the basis for Utah’s criminal prosecution of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.

CBSDFW.COM–02/18/2011

Warren Jeffs watches the jury leave the courtroom to restart their deliberation in his trial 24 September, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Getty Images/Pool/AFP)

Polygamist Sect Leader Jeffs Due In Texas Court

A West Texas court on Wednesday refused to rule on a request by polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs to delay his sexual assault trial so he could have more time to find an in-state attorney.

CBSDFW.COM–12/08/2010