Warren Jeffs' Polygamist Compound Is ThisClose to Being Seized by Authorities

In what they're calling the final chapter in a 5-year, multimillion dollar battle against polygamist cult leader Warren Jeffs, the Texas Attorney General's Office has filed a 91-page affidavit in support of a search and seizure warrant for Jeffs' Mormon fundamentalist compound, the Yearning for Zion Ranch. The… » 11/29/12 12:30pm 11/29/12 12:30pm

Justice Department Putting the Kibosh on Intimidation in FLDS-Dominated Arizona and Utah Towns

The creepy saga of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints in Utah and Arizona may be rocketing toward a satisfying conclusion. The U.S. Justice Department has filed suit against two towns straddling the Utah-Arizona border, alleging that town officials have continued to take their cue from… » 6/21/12 11:55pm 6/21/12 11:55pm

Warren Jeffs' Condition Improves, Was Never In A Coma

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, who had been hospitalized at the East Texas Medical Center in Tyler after refusing to eat, was transferred to a prison hospital in Galveston today after his condition was upgraded from critical to serious. Jeffs told prison officials that he was fasting, but wasn't on a hunger strike.… » 8/30/11 11:26pm 8/30/11 11:26pm

Warren Jeffs In Medically Induced Coma After Starving Himself

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was hospitalized today and sources say he's been put in a medically induced coma. Jeffs hasn't been eating since he was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two underage girls. He has a history of fasting while incarcerated and is expected to survive. » 8/29/11 9:26pm 8/29/11 9:26pm

Polygamist Cult Building Giant Warren Jeffs Statue

Though Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting children earlier this week, his followers in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints remain loyal to him — so loyal that they're planning to erect a 38-foot statue of him at the FLDS compound on the Utah/Arizona… » 8/11/11 12:15pm 8/11/11 12:15pm

Warren Jeffs Sentenced To Life For Sexually Assaulting Children

The Warren Jeffs trial came to a close today when the polygamist leader was given a life sentence for sexually assaulting two of his underage "spiritual wives." The Texas jury, which quickly found Jeffs guilty last week, deliberated for less than 30 minutes before giving Jeffs the maximum sentence of 99 years for one… » 8/09/11 10:44pm 8/09/11 10:44pm

Warren Jeffs Prosecution Plays Audio Sex Tape, Rests Case

Prosecutors rested their case against Warren Jeffs after playing several audio tapes which they say capture Jeffs sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. In the tapes Jeffs is heard instructing several women on how to please him sexually, saying this will please God, and panting heavily. Jurors were also presented… » 8/03/11 9:03pm 8/03/11 9:03pm

Polygamist Warren Jeffs Will Represent Himself (Poorly) In Sexual Assault Case

The Warren Jeffs trial got a lot wackier yesterday when the polygamist leader charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls fired his defense team and declared that he'll be representing himself. So far he's off to an impressive start: He refused to make an opening statement or enter a plea. » 7/29/11 2:11pm 7/29/11 2:11pm

Warren Jeffs Sexual Assault Trial Starts Today

The trial of Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints leader Warren Jeffs starts today in San Angelo, TX. Jeffs is charged with sexual assault of a child and aggravated sexual assault of a child stemming from his "celestial marriages" to two underage girls. If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to 119 years in… » 7/25/11 12:40pm 7/25/11 12:40pm

Warren Jeffs Indicted On Child Sex Charges…Again

Prophet Warren Jeffs and the Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints are back in the news again, this time with another indictment relating to statutory rape. In El Dorado, the town outside the Yearning For Zion ranch, Jeffs and four other FLDS members have been charged with felony sexual abuse, and a fifth was indicted for… » 7/23/08 9:30am 7/23/08 9:30am

JonBenet's Family Cleared Of Suspicion In Murder • Polygamist Leader Hospitalized In Las Vegas

New DNA tests have finally cleared JonBenet Ramsey's family from the 1996 killing, freeing them from the infamous "umbrella of suspicion" from investigators and pretty much everyone on Earth.• A combination of increased Internet time, alcohol consumption, and little sleep can result in "gradual gains in body weight"… » 7/09/08 5:30pm 7/09/08 5:30pm