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Last Updated Apr 28, 2017 01:50PM

Cranbrook, British Columbia • A lawyer for a Mormon fundamentalist leader says he will be seeking a stay of a polygamy charge because the evidence being used in the trial was already presented in a previous constitutional reference case. Blair …

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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Wife of accused Canadian polygamist testifies about life as a sister wife
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The first legal wife of a man accused of polygamy has testified in British Columbia Supreme Court about her marriage and...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore arrives at court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Alleged polygamist Winston Blackmore told police he didn’t know wife was 15 years old
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • The trial of a British Columbia religious leader charged with polygamy heard Monday that the accused told police he didn...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   With a wall-off compound in the background, a Colorado City Marshal vehicle leads the way as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Judge denies bid to disband polygamous towns’ police agency
    Phoenix • A judge has rejected a bid to disband a shared police department in a polygamous community on the Arizona-Utah state line as a punishment fo...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 11:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian trial explores whether polygamy constitutes adultery
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • A historian who researches so-called Mormon fundamentalists returned to the witness stand Wednesday and answered questi...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:07 pm   |     |   Share



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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   FLDS leader Lyle Jeffs speaks to a small crowd in Salt Lake City after a hearing was held at the Matheson Courthouse Wednesday, July 29, 2009 to decide on the sale of the Berry Knoll property in the United Effort Plan (UEP) land trust. Defendants in FLDS food-stamp case attend class as part of plea deal
    Defendants who pleaded guilty in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints food-stamp fraud case have attended a class regarding ...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Winston Blackmore leaves court in Cranbrook, B.C., Tuesday April 18, 2017. Blackmore and co-defendant James Oler are the first fundamentalist Mormons to be tried for polygamy in Canada. Canadian polygamy trial begins with discussion of what happened long ago in Utah
    Cranbrook, British Columbia • Winston Blackmore, once the Canadian bishop of a Utah-based polygamous church, refused to enter a plea Tuesday as he and...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:06 am   |     |   Share
  • James Nord  |  AP file photo A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints outpost in Pringle, S.D., which is in his district, and wants legislators to look into the compound. Lawmaker seeks study of polygamous sect’s South Dakota site
    Pierre, S.D. • A South Dakota lawmaker frustrated with what he views as inaction over a secretive polygamous sect’s outpost in his district wants legi...
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Performers from El Capitan School as the Colorado City and Hildale Fourth of July Parade makes its way down Central Street in Hildale, UT, and Colorado City, AZ, Saturday July 2, 2016. Music festival planned in polygamous Utah-Arizona community
    Hildale • A musician is planning a festival in Hildale, Utah, one of two towns on the Utah-Arizona line that’s home to the religious group known as th...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 09:23 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Southern Utah Pecan Ranch, near Hurricane, Wednesday September 24, 2014. With appeal pending, Utah company with polygamous-church ties agrees to start paying pecan pickers
    A Utah company found to have used underage and unpaid pecan pickers has agreed to start repaying $200,000 in wages while it appeals to a higher court....
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  • Winston Blackmore (right). At rear is Leah Barlow. Polygamist Winston Blackmore holds a press conference at his home in Bountiful, British Columbia, to address Warren Jeffs and the immigration status of three of his wives. Photo by Trent Nelson; 5.16.2006 Judge refuses to split trial of Canadian men accused of polygamy
    Cranbrook, B.C. • A single trial will be held for two men from Bountiful, B.C., who are charged with polygamy. The lawyer for Winston Blackmore, who ...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:37 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Lorin Cooke near a United Effort Trust (UEP) home he hoping to move his family into in Hildale, Saturday February 11, 2017. For a polygamous sect, homes have gone and ‘apostates’ have come
    Hildale • Brielle Decker pulled a latch hidden underneath a shelf on the back wall. Suddenly, the shelves slid and opened a doorway to a secret room...
    Updated Apr 09 2017 07:00 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brielle Decker at the former home of Warren Jeffs in Hildale, Wednesday April 5, 2017. A look at Warren Jeffs’ old home, courtesy of his 65th wife
    Hildale • It has 18,932 square feet, two-industrial size kitchens, a dining room that can double as a banquet hall and enough bedrooms to be a motel. ...
    Updated Apr 09 2017 09:18 am   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  Tribune file photo)     Polygamists and their supporters pause for a prayer at City Creek Park just prior to marching to the Capitol where they held a rally, Friday, February 10, 2017. Prosecutors say ‘aggravated bigamy’ law unlikely to spur polygamy investigations in Utah
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Governor Gary Herbert speaks at a memorial for the victims of a Sept.  14 flash flood. At right is Joseph Jessop, who lost two wives and seven children in the flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday Sept. 26, 2015. An FLDS follower dispels some myths, confirms some, too
    Not many members of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints speak publicly. Prior to Thursday, the last example of it happening without the FLD...
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Lillian Swapp Foster, holds her six-week-old son Adonijah Foster, left,  and Catrina Foster, right, stand with their husband Enoch Foster as they attend a protest rally against H.B. 281 that if passed make polygamy a felony in Utah again. The Fosters, of southeast Utah and other members of Utah’s plural marriage community rallied against the bill in the Capitol rotunda during the 2016 legislative session in Salt Lake City, Monday, March 7, 2016. More Utah polygamists are the subject of a TV series — this time airing in Britain
    The latest entry in the genre of Utah polygamy on television feels more authentic than its predecessors. “Three Wives, One Husband” premiered March ...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   Polygamist Joe Darger, right, attends a hearing for HB99, a bill amending Utah’s bigamy statute, as it goes back to the House Judiciary Committee for another hearing at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. At left are Luanne Cooper, a former member of the Polygamist Kingston clan and Jessica Christensen of the show ’Escaping Polygamy.’ Herbert signs polygamy bill into Utah law
    Gov. Gary Herbert on Tuesday signed a bill that keeps polygamy a felony in Utah and increases the penalties for polygamists convicted of committing fr...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 09:54 am   |     |   Share
  • Law enforcement officers investigate in Hildale, Utah, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. Several top leaders from Warren Jeffs’ polygamous sect were arrested Tuesday on federal accusations of food stamp fraud and money laundering marking one of the biggest crackdowns on the group in years. (Chris Caldwell /The Spectrum & Daily News via AP) Latest guilty plea will keep polygamous sect-connected business from taking food stamps
    Another defendant pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor Friday in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints food stamp case, and the de...
    Updated Mar 24 2017 06:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • Trent Nelson  |  Tribune fle photo The LSJ meetinghouse in Colorado City, the building ex-members say houses the FLDS church’s surveillance camera operation. Land trust board files lawsuit seeking to take control of polygamous sect’s meetinghouse
    The land trust that owns much of the real estate in two polygamous towns on the Utah-Arizona line has filed a lawsuit to take over the Fundamentalist ...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 06:14 am   |     |   Share
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    Ariel Barlow, right center, carries a sign following a news conference with former polygamists speaking in favor of Republican Rep. Mike Noel bigamy offense amendments Friday, Feb. 10, 2017, at the Utah State Capitol, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) The polygamy bill: Questions and answers
    Any day, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will decide whether to sign or veto HB99, the bill which amends the definition of bigamy in Utah and increases the pen...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 11:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, center front, sponsor of HB99, has his witnesses sworn in as he presents the bill the clarifies polygamy is a felony in Utah, to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee in the House Building Room 20 on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City Wednesday February 1, 2017. Lawyer contends bigamy bill is case of LDS legislators discriminating against polygamists
    Ken Driggs, a semi-retired attorney in Atlanta who has studied Fundamentalist Mormons and the law has sent Utah Gov. Gary Herbert a 16-page memorandum...
    Updated Mar 20 2017 07:26 am   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Colorado City Mayor Joseph Allred at a memorial for the 13 (and 1 still missing) victims of a September 14th flash flood. The memorial was held in Maxwell Park in Hildale, Saturday September 26, 2015. Polygamous town’s mayor made a reader for his children complete with cardboard cutouts
    Parents in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teach their children at home. Or, at least, they do until about age 13. The...
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Polygamist Kody Brown and his family marched across State Street near the LDS Office Building in order to meet up with other polygamists and supporters prior to marching to the Capitol where they held a rally on Friday. ‘Sister Wives’ say it may be time for polygamists to leave Utah
    The polygamists from the reality show “Sister Wives” who won, for a time, a lawsuit against the state of Utah that spurred a new bigamy bill decried t...
    Updated Mar 11 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Senator Kevin T. Van Tassell listens during Senate Floor Time at the Utah State Capitol Thursday March 9, 2017. Utah senator pointed to his daughter — a plural wife — to push passage of polygamy bill
    A Utah state senator sponsoring a bill changing the definition of bigamy and increasing the penalties in some cases tried to secure votes Thursday by ...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 11:20 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Steve Griffin / The Salt Lake Tribune)    Rep. Mike Noel, R-Kanab, center front, sponsor of HB99, has his witnesses sworn in as he presents the bill the clarifies polygamy is a felony in Utah, to members of the House Judiciary Standing Committee in the House Building Room 20 on Capitol Hill in Salt Lake City Wednesday February 1, 2017. Anti-polygamy bill squeaks through Utah Senate at 11th hour
    A bill that would change the definition of polygamy and increases the penalties for it in some circumstances passed the Utah Legislature in the sessio...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 12:06 am   |     |   Share