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Jim Dalrymple II and Trent Nelson
Reporter Jim Dalrymple II and photographer Trent Nelson cover polygamy for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow the Polygamy Blog on Twitter at @tribunepolygamy. Follow Jim Dalrymple II on Twitter at @jimmycdii. Follow Trent Nelson on Twitter at @trenthead.

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More on death of polygamist leader James Dee Harmston

As The Tribune reported online Thursday and in Friday’s newspaper, James Dee Harmston, leader of The True and Living Church of Jesus Christ of Saints of The Last Days, died of a heart attack in Sanpete County.

Harmston, who was 72, was a polygamist who made headlines over the years for questionable business dealings, provoking officials in the town of Manti and doomsday predictions. But I’ll point out a search of Utah court records reveals no criminal prosecutions against Harmston.

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We’ve reposted some old stories about Harmston and his group on our website. Here’s a collection.

• A 1998 profile of Harmston

• Harmston’s predictions of demise as Y2K approached

• A lawsuit saying Harmston didn’t deliver on a meeting with Jesus Christ

• Question about whether Harmston should have been prosecuted and if the state was properly addressing polygamy

— Nate Carlisle

Twitter: @Tribunepolygamy



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