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FLDS man, told to repent, killed in tree fall in Arkansas

An ice storm in Arkansas lead to the death of a Hildale man who had been kicked out of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Boyd Wallace Roundy was found dead Friday morning near Dover, Ark., according to multiple news reports from the area. He was 62.

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It appears Roundy was once in pretty good standing with the FLDS. Warren Jeffs officiated six of Roundy’s marriages, according to records seized by Texas rangers in 2008. The records list seven marriages in all. Though a source told me Friday that Roundy had five wives.

Either figure could be accurate. Wives have been "assigned" to one husband or another at the whim of Jeffs or his brother, Lyle Jeffs.

One of Roundy’s daughters was married to Jeffs, according to the Texas records.

The source, who didn’t want to be identified for fear of being further ostracized in Hildale and adjacent Colorado City, Ariz., told me the Jeffs some time ago told Roundy to go on what’s called a repentance mission. That’s FLDS parlance for being kicked out. That’s why Roundy was living in Arkansas.

The report from KARK-4 in Arkansas, whose report is embedded above, has some more details.


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