Tag: Kingston Clan

Polygamous and incestuous sect of Mormonism (which itself is a cult of Christianity). Also known as the Latter Day Church of Christ, the Kingston Group, the Kingston Family, The Order, the Davis County Cooperative, and The Co-op Society.

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Kingston children returned to mother

Six of Heidi Mattingly Foster‘s children will be home tonight, a judge has ruled. Third District Juvenile Judge Elizabeth Lindsley’s Tuesday ruling reunites Mattingly Foster with her children by polygamist John Daniel Kingston after an 18-month child welfare case. The six children, ages 3 to 13, have been in foster care since October. Three other children live with their mother and two have declared they do not wish to return home. “The children will be returned to their mother this evening,” Lindsley said, as Mattingly Foster’s mother wept openly. “I am so looking forward to being able to go to

Decision delayed for return of Kingston kids

SALT LAKE CITY — A juvenile court judge has delayed a Monday hearing to announce her decision to either return the children of a prominent polygamist to their mother’s care, or keep them in state custody. A state courts spokeswoman said on Friday a personal emergency is forcing 3rd District Juvenile Judge Elizabeth Lindsley to postpone the hearing. The nature of the emergency was not disclosed. Lindsley was contacting attorneys to reschedule the hearing for the earliest date possible, possibly Aug. 23, one attorney said. The third judge to consider the case, last month Lindsley held a multi-day hearing to

Kingston kids fate in hands of judge

WEST JORDAN – The mother, children, therapists and attorneys all have had their turn to speak. Now, they must wait three weeks to learn what the judge has to say in the complex, controversial Kingston child welfare case. Third District Juvenile Court Judge Elizabeth Lindsley set Aug. 15 as the day she will issue a decision about the fate of the children of Heidi Mattingly Foster and polygamist John Daniel Kingston. The judge said she had a previously scheduled vacation, but also needed time to review documents in the case. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their

Judge closes Kingston court hearing

Therapists testify: Lindsley rules that mental health issues discussed could be embarrassing for couple’s 11 children WEST JORDAN – A 3rd District juvenile court judge listened to nearly five hours of testimony Thursday from therapists working with the children of Heidi Mattingly Foster and polygamist John Daniel Kingston in a hearing closed to the media and public. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their society as “The Order” Polygamy and Profit: Utah clan builds riches in Colorado, elsewhere, while growing bigger through intermarriage More about the Kingston Clan Judge Elizabeth Lindsley closed the hearing at the request

New Judge Oversees Kingston Custody Case

The wife of polygamist John Daniel Kingston, is hopeful, she’ll get her children back. A review hearing to determine that, continued today. Sandra Yi tells us what happened in court. The hearing continued, with a new judge. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their society as “The Order” Polygamy and Profit: Utah clan builds riches in Colorado, elsewhere, while growing bigger through intermarriage » More article about the Kingston Clan She’ll hear from the couple’s children, later this week. In April, the first judge assigned to this case, gave Heidi Mattingly a second chance, to get her

Kingston parental rights again challenged

Ongoing battle: The state plans to file a motion to terminate parental rights A state attorney plans to file a motion next week to terminate parental rights of polygamist John Daniel Kingston and Heidi Mattingly Foster. But a 3rd District juvenile court judge on Tuesday rejected Assistant Attorney General Carolyn Nichols’ request that a permanency review hearing ordered by a previous judge in the case be dropped. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their society as “The Order” Polygamy and Profit: Utah clan builds riches in Colorado, elsewhere, while growing bigger through intermarriage More about the Kingston

Another judge withdraws from Kingston case

A second judge has withdrawn from the child welfare case of polygamist John Daniel Kingston and Heidi Mattingly Foster, less than one week after taking over. Like the judge before him, 3rd District Juvenile Court Judge C. Dane Nolan denied any “animosity or prejudice” toward parties in the case. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their society as “The Order” Polygamy and Profit: Utah clan builds riches in Colorado, elsewhere, while growing bigger through intermarriage More about the Kingston Clan But in a lengthy statement accompanying his decision Thursday to step down from the case, Nolan said

Judge Valdez Steps Down From Kingston Case

(ABC 4 News/AP)– The judge presiding over the Kingston polygamy case has stepped down, under a request from Utah state officials. However, there are many questions as to why he recused himself from the bench. Kingston Clan Members of the Kingston Clan refer to their society as “The Order” Polygamy and Profit: Utah clan builds riches in Colorado, elsewhere, while growing bigger through intermarriage More about the Kingston Clan The Utah Attorney General’s Office filed a motion Thursday requesting that Valdez recuse himself from the case, due to scrutiny over his son Tito, who was arrested in March and cited

Meeting with kids is trouble for Kingston

State attorneys say polygamist John Daniel Kingston violated a no contact order earlier this week while attending funeral services for the father of Heidi Mattingly Foster. Third District Juvenile Judge Andrew Valdez gave Kingston permission to attend the services, held Monday, with Mattingly Foster. But Valdez said he left in place an order barring Kingston from contact with their 11 children, who also attended. Assistant Attorney General Carolyn Nichols told the judge Thursday that Kingston interacted with the children, and that both he and Mattingly Foster should be held in contempt. She asked Valdez for a hearing to present evidence

Kingston daughter is said to want to rejoin her family

The 13-year-old girl state attorneys relied on to build much of their case against her parents, Heidi Mattingly Foster and polygamist John Daniel Kingston, now apparently wants to be with her family. Few details are available, but within the past several weeks the girl was moved from the care of her aunt and uncle to a foster home. Carol Sisco, spokeswoman for the state Division of Child and Family Services, said Justin and Shawna Blacksher Mattingly, appointed as the girl’s permanent guardians last July, requested the move. Blacksher Mattingly said she was acting in the girl’s best interests, and that