Former Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints president Warren Jeffs captured the attention of the nation in 2011 after he was convicted of sexually assaulting two minors. But more shocking was the fact that he had 79 “sister wives” in his Hildale, Utah compound next to Colorado City, Arizona.
Now the polygamist leader’s compound sits vacant, according to the UK’s Daily Mail, and it went up for sale for around $1.2 million. The unadorned 28,000-square-foot mansion features 42 bedrooms, multiple kitchens and conference rooms, a gym, and a high wall with locking gates.
And someone is actually planning to buy it. Oddly enough, it’s Jeffs’ 65th wife Brielle Decker, who claims she was forced into the marriage at age 18. But with the compound now empty and Jeffs behind bars, she’s not afraid to come back to it.
"Coming back here is actually healing," she told Inside Edition.
But what does she plan to do with place that’s more than ten times the size of the average American home? She wants to turn it into a tourist attraction as well as a sanctuary for other former FLDS members.
Decker recently gave Inside Edition an exclusive tour inside the home, revealing its unique and unsettling qualities:
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