Warren Jeffs Biography
A native of Sacramento, California, United States, Warren Jeffs is the famous president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a polygamous denomination. In 2011, he was sentenced to two felony counts of child sexual attack, for which he is serving a life sentence plus twenty years.
Warren Jeffs Age
Jeffs is 66 years old as of 2021. He was born on 3 December 1955 in Sacramento, California, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 3 December every year.
Warren Jeffs Height
Jeffs stands at a height of 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m) tall. His weight is publicly not mentioned anywhere. However, we will update this section as soon as the information is available.
Warren Jeffs Education
Jeffs grew up outside of Salt Lake City, Utah, and for more than twenty years operated as the principal of Alta Academy, an FLDS private school at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon. He became principal in 1976, the year he turned 21. Also, he was known for being “a stickler for the rules and for discipline.”
Warren Jeffs Family
Jeffs was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the United States to Merilyn Steed and Rulon Jeffs. He was born more than two months prematurely in Sacramento, California. He had seven siblings Isaac Steed Jeffs, Blaine Balmforth Jeffs, Leslie Balmforth Jeffs, Ward Jeffs, Lyle Jeffs, Seth Jeffs, and Nephi Jeffs.
Warren Jeffs Wife
Jeffs is a married man. He got married to his loving wife Merrianne Jessop in 2006. Earlier he has married three times Annie Mae Blackmore, Millie Blackmore, and Nolita Collen Blackmore (m. 2005). He was blessed with three kids named Becky Jeffs, Roy Jeffs, and Rachel Jeffs.
Warren Jeffs Net Worth
Jeffs has an estimated net worth of $1.5 Million.
Warren Jeffs Church leadership
Jeffs became Rulon’s beneficiary with his official title in the FLDS Church becoming “Prophet and President, Revelator and Seer ” as well as “President of the Priesthood”. The latter concerned being head of the organization of all adult male church members who were considered worthy to hold the priesthood, a tradition carried on in the Latter Day Saint movement.
Following Rulon’s death, he told the high-ranking FLDS officials, “I won’t say much, but I will say this – hands off my father’s wives.” When addressing his father’s widows he said, “You women will live as if Father is still alive and in the next room.” Within a week he had married all but two of his father’s wives; one refused to marry Jeffs and was thereafter banned from ever marrying again, while the other, Rebecca Wall, fled the FLDS compound.
Naomi Jessop, one of the first of Rulon’s former wives to marry Jeffs, later became his favorite wife and intimate. As the sole individual in the FLDS Church with the management to perform marriages, he was liable for allocating wives to husbands. He also had the authority to discipline male church members by “reassigning their wives, children, and homes to another man.”
Until courts in Utah interceded, he regulated almost all of the land in Colorado City, Hildale, Arizona, and Utah, which was part of a church trust called the United Effort Plan (UEP). The land has been calculated to be worth over $100 million. All UEP assets were put in the custody of the Utah court system pending further litigation. As the result of a November 2012 court decision, much of the UEP land is to be sold to those who live on it.
Warren Jeffs Sex Crimes
In June 2005, Jeffs was charged in Mohave County, Arizona, with a sexual attack on a minor and with a scheme to commit sexual wrongdoing with a minor for allegedly arranging, in April 2001, a marriage between a then-14-year-old girl and her 19-year-old first cousin, Allen.
The young girl, Elissa Wall (then known as “Jane Doe IV,” and the younger sister of Rebecca Wall), certified that she begged Rulon Jeffs to let her wait until she was older or choose another man for her. The elder Jeffs was apparently “sympathetic,” but his son was not, and she was forced to go through with the marriage. Wall alleged that Allen often raped her and that she repeatedly miscarried. She eventually left Allen and the community.
In July 2005, the Arizona Attorney General’s office distributed wanted posters offering $10,000 for information leading to his arrest and conviction. On October 28, His brother Seth was arrested under suspicion of harboring a culprit. During a routine traffic stop in Pueblo County, Colorado, police found nearly $142,000 in cash, $7,000 worth of prepaid debit cards, and personal records.
During Seth’s court case, FBI Agent Andrew Stearns testified that Seth had told him that he did not know where his older brother was and that he would not reveal his whereabouts if he did. Seth was convicted of harboring a fugitive on May 1, 2006. On July 14, he was sentenced to three years’ probation and a $2,500 fine.
Warren Jeffs Prison LIfe
Jeffs tried to hang himself in jail in 2007 in Utah. On July 9, 2008, he was taken from the Mohave County, Arizona jail in Kingman, Arizona to a Las Vegas, Nevada hospital for what was defined as a serious medical crisis. Sheriff Tom Sheahan did not specify his medical problem but said it was profound enough to move him about 100 miles from the Kingman Regional Medical Center to the Nevada hospital.
He has engaged in lengthy hunger strikes, which his attorneys and doctors have proclaimed were for spiritual reasons. In August 2009, Superior Court Judge Steve Conn ordered that Jeffs be force-fed at the Arizona jail.
On August 29, 2011, he was taken to East Texas Medical Center, Tyler, Texas, and hospitalized in critical condition under a medically yielded coma after extreme fasting. Officials were not sure how long he would remain hospitalized but expected Jeffs to live. He is imprisoned at the Louis C. Powledge Unit of the TDCJ near Palestine, Texas.
Warren Jeffs Homophobia
In a 2001 sermon, Jeffs stated that “the people grew so evil, the women married the women and the men started to marry the men. This is the worst evil act you can do, next to murder. It is like murder. Whenever people commit that sin, then the Lord destroys them.”