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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…

Utah drops accomplice to rape case against polygamist Warren Jeffs

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – A Utah judge dismissed accomplice to rape charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs on Wednesday at the request of prosecutors, who said pursuing the case was unnecessary given his life prison term in Texas. A Utah jury had found Jeffs, leader of a breakaway Mormon…