Winston Blackmore found guilty of polygamy by B.C. judge

A former religious leader in B.C. has been found guilty of polygamy after marrying more than two dozen women over the course of 25 years.

Winston Blackmore was charged with practising plural or “celestial” marriage in the fundamentalist community of Bountiful, B.C.

In B.C. Supreme Court on Monday, Justice Sheri Ann Donegan said he “subscribed to beliefs and practices of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” a Mormon sect that believes in plural marriages.