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Bigamy Trial Continues in Midland

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - The bigamy trial of a former polygamist church leader continued on Friday in Midland.

The trial for 71-year-old Wendell Nielsen is expected to last for a few weeks.

He's accused of marrying three other women after his first wife.

But prosecutors say he's reportedly been married a total of 35 times.

Nielsen is a former lieutenant in the Polygamist Church headed by Warren Jeffs.

He was charged with bigamy after the state raided the church's compound outside of Eldorado.

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