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Ex-FLDS leader's bigamy trial moved
("Associated Press," January 30, 2012)

San Angelo, USA - A judge has moved the bigamy trial of a former lieutenant to polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.

The trial of Wendell Loy Nielsen has been moved from San Angelo to Midland by order Monday of state District Judge Barbara Walther.

Midland is about 100 miles northwest of San Angelo.

The San Angelo Standard-Times reports Walther told attorneys that she and her staff were "in the process of finalizing" a trial date and mentioned March 21 as a possibility. The trial had originally been scheduled to begin Jan. 24.

The 71-year-old former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints renounced a plea deal in November and said he'd go to trial on three counts of felony bigamy. He's accused of marrying three women in 2005.


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