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Huge Polygamist Custody Case Divvied Up Today

Individual cases to be set for 400 kids
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2008 5:02 AM CDT
Huge Polygamist Custody Case Divvied Up Today
Ruth, 34, a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and a mother of four children in state custody becomes emotional during a recent news conference.   (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

(Newser) – The mammoth custody case of more than 400 children seized from a polygamist ranch in Texas will be broken up into individual cases today, the Houston Chronicle reports. Each will examine whether parents can demonstrate that their children will be safe from abuse before they can win them back from state custody. The process is complicated by the fact that more than 100 children haven’t yet been matched with parents. (Read more Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stories.)

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