Jury hears penalty phase of trial after finding Nielsen guilty of bigamy
Punishment phase of trial continues today
By Matthew Waller, Abilene Reporter News
Posted March 28, 2012 at 9:08 p.m.
Scripps Texas Newspapers
MIDLAND — Midland jurors found the former leader of a polygamist sect guilty Wednesday of marrying three women in bigamy.
Then the state put up a list of more than 30additional bigamous marriages.
The jurors spent most of the remainder of the day in the punishment phase of the bigamy trial of Wendell Loy Nielsen, 71, a former president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
"We intend to put on in summary fashion evidence of conduct that spans decades— the victimization of women, children, young women, men," Special Prosecutor Eric Nichols said.
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