Former Polygamist Leader Found Guilty on Three Counts

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

MIDLAND - A Midland Jury has found Wendell Nielsen guilty of three counts of bigamy.

The former polygamist leader married three other women after his first wife.

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 El Dorado.

The sentencing phase of the trial is underway.