Tag: Rebecca Musser

Rebecca Musser was the 19th wife of ‘Prophet’ Rulon Jeffs when she escaped the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS).

She later became the key witness in the trial of Rulon’s successor, cult leader Warren Jeffs. In August, 2011, Warren Jeffs was convicted of sexually assaulting two underage followers he took as brides in what his church deemed “spiritual marriages.” He was sentenced to life in prison.

Texas State continues building case against accused FLDS member

FLDS temple The credentials and motives of a former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints came under fire during the fifth day of the trial of Keith Dutson Jr.

Rebecca Musser, the ex-FLDS member, testified as both a lay and expert witness to stress the importance of record keeping among FLDS members. Her testimony was meant to authenticate records taken during a raid on the FLDS-owned Yearning for Zion Ranch.

Witness: FLDS men lead all aspects of sect life

Raymond Jessop Women in the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints polygamist sect were taught that their fathers or husbands and the sect’s prophet had the right to direct every aspect of their lives, a former member testified Wednesday in the child sexual abuse trial of a current sect member.

Prosecutors asked Musser to talk about her experience in the FLDS and how church records are kept, as they are relying heavily on records and dictations by jailed FLDS leader Warren Jeffs that were seized from the ranch.