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Mother details harrowing time without utilities in polygamous town
Lawsuit » Family says FLDS wouldn’t provide utilities because they weren’t church members.


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Hamilton said the Cookes didn’t access utilities because of their own disregard of city policy. During open arguments in the case, city attorneys also argued that the Cookes were pawns in a scheme by state-appointed land managers to circumvent city policy, subdivide land and sell it off.

Hamilton’s cross examination will finish Wednesday, after which Ron Cooke is expected to testify. Seth Cooke, Ron’s brother, also took the stand Tuesday.

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