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Polygamous Mormon splinter cult still rules Arizona and Utah towns

New evidence has emerged that gives credence to a civil suit alleging that the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints — a sect of polygamous Mormons — has established theocratic rule in two towns in the Short Creek area on the border between Arizona and Utah. According to the Salt…

Texas polygamist Warren Jeffs seriously ill

LOS ANGELES — Warren Jeffs, the jailed leader of a US polygamist sect, was in critical condition at a Texas hospital, The Los Angeles Times reported Monday. Jeffs, 55, was sentenced to life in prison earlier this month for his “spiritual marriage” to two young girls, and after police seized…