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David K. Zitting
April 14, 2006
Lyle S. Jeffs

Dear Uncle Lyle,

I had the enclosed information ready to send a week ago but just missed
getting it out.
My sons are doing well and the enclosed letters will give more detailed
information. Included are a couple extra copies of information so that you
can furnish them to Uncles Warren and William if appropriate.
Bruce Wisan called this afternoon to say that his attorneys were getting
ready to start some eviction proceedings but they first called Washington
County. They were told that Jake Barlow paid some property taxes that
relate to the parcel that yom: home is located on. Mr. Wisan didn't seem to
have further information but said they will get more details and also check
with Mohave County. This appears to change things some at this time as far
as they are concerned.

Mr. Wisan said several days ago that they had a list of about thirty-five
names to send property tax notices to but planned to narrow it down to about
a dozen for now. Besides your name and Legrande Barlow, two other names
have been specifically mentioned --- Terrill Johnson and Kimball Barlow. It
appears that nothing is really decided for sure at this point and after today
things could change. There is no way of telling just yet.
I hope to have a recording available for both the Wisan presentation at our
April 11th City Council meeting and the upcoming April 19th meeting. My
hope is to furnish you with a more detailed report at the end or the month
along with copies of the recordings.

Sincerely Yours,

David K. Zitting

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David K. Zitting
April 8, 2006
Lyle S. Jeffs
Dear Uncle Lyle,
I am planning to send a more complete report for April at the end of the
month but felt that this one item needed to be provided sooner. Please
provide this and other materials to Uncles Warren and William as
appropriate.
I understand that Bruce Wisan's attorneys are sending or posting some
property tax notices to a handful of residences. A sample is enclosed. Your
name was mentioned as one. Also, Legrande Barlow. Those are the only
names that I have heard but understand that there are about a dozen. It
appears that they are selecting some of the larger homes, what they consider
as more prominent or controversial persons and possibly where there are
high fences. They have also mentioned that they are leaving Uncle Fred's
home alone because of the public uses but have said that they may yet try to
make demands about opening up fences or gates. They also have said that
they are leaving what they call "the compound" (Uncle Rulon's Homes)
alone "for now".
I was told that the notice going out is a revised version. The first one,
supposedly, required the signing of an occupancy agreement but no
deadline. I'm told that Bruce Wisan objected to the occupancy agreement
requirement and so the attorneys deleted it but added a 5-day deadline for
responding.

Mr. Wisan continues to say that payment of property taxes will avoid any
attempt, on their part, of an eviction notice or action, even though they will
try to obtain as many occupancy agreements as possible. He says that the
Judge is leaving much of these details up to him and he thinks that she will
back him up. He also says that it doesn't matter how the property taxes are
paid as long as particular properties or addresses and persons are identified,
whether paid individually or as groups. He also mentioned that, according
to what someone has told him, it appears that some FLDS member's
property taxes might be paid or partially paid by other people --- possibly
someone's children or parents, etc.-- maybe even anonymously.
Mr. Wisan says that they will contact the counties about taxes before taking
any specific legal actions.

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David K. Zitting
April8,2006
Lyle S. Jeffs
Dear Uncle Lyle,
Enclosed are the letters of confession and testimony that you asked my
Aaronic Priesthood sons to write to you. I have asked all six to include a
letter and I felt that it would be appropriate and my duty to include my own
letter expressing what I know about the events that have caused concerns.
For a while, I have had a definite feeling that something was lurking nearby
in an effort to cause trouble in my family. In the past month the feeling
intensified to the point where I felt a constant heaviness that alarmed me. I
searched for a reason and on several occasions asked my wives individually
to help me identify the cause. I have made it an increased matter of prayer
but we had been unable to find a specific reason for the concern.
My family has generally been diligent and sincere in their efforts to do right.
I call my family on the intercom to awaken at 5:00 a.m. and we meet at 6:00
a.m. At night, I walk through every part of the house and check every room
and every person at least once after everyone has retired. If! am not home I
call and direct mothers to do the same; and all members of my family can
call me at any time and often do. And I will call many times as needs arise.
Our older sons have either full time jobs or part time jobs besides school.
They keep in touch with me and call when they leave their jobs to return
home and often when they arrive home. I have received many positive
reports about their work and behavior; and they each have more than one
place that asks for their help. They have also been sincere and diligent in
their Aaronic Priesthood meetings and assignments.
Newel has had an acquaintance in the past with the son of a good Priesthood
man. This man's son has often showed up where ever Newel was working
in town and asked Newel to go with him or he asked to help Newel. This
led to some situations that concerned me and Newel and I have often talked
about it. Some time back it got to the point where Newel told me that he
was stopping any association with the other boy. The other boy has still
tried to contact Newel but it appears that Newel is attempting to keep his
word.

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When Uncle Lyle talked to my sons on April 151 it was as though we were
going through another disastrous accident like we had a couple of years ago.
In fact, a couple of days later it occurred to me that is exactly what was
happening. My sons were in the line of their duty, sincere in their work and
helping their father; and then we were hit with a very serious crisis. It was
the same thing, just a different approach. Before, threatening their physical
safety and now their moral safety. Each son was even in the same role.
I have since talked with each of these sons several times, individually and
together. All of their responses have been consistent. And all of them say
that they don't know why these things happened.
There have been musical CDs and movie DVDs. Parley and Joseph are the
only two that have had them. They have been played in their bedrooms and
sometimes the CDs have been played in vehicles while traveling to and from
work.
Samuel and Newel share the same bedroom with Joseph and they often work
together. They have, therefore, seen and heard a part of the CDs and DVDs.
Daniel is in a different bedroom and was unaware of these things but recalls
hearing a CD playing on a couple of occasions when he had stepped into the
other boy's room. Parley has his own bedroom but shared some of what he
had with Joseph and the other two boys. Hyrum also has his own bedroom
and was unaware of any of these things.
Most of our bedrooms have had CD/tape players in the past and have often
played appropriate recordings from Uncle Warren, etc. At various times,
over the years, I have on occasion showed my family carefully selected
videos of a proper educational, animal or geographical nature. At one time I
talked with Uncle Warren about this. I have also, at various times, asked
everyone in the family to tum in to me any type of media or media player--sound, video, etc. This has not been a major concern but there have been
some items that I have discarded.
As near as I can determine, Joseph started to get some CDs from Wal-Mart,
when going to and from his job, several months ago. He has had some
interest in guitar music that he had heard from others in the past and thought
that he would like to have some CDs with guitar music on them. Being
unfamiliar with what there was, he bought some to see what was on them.
He was disappointed in a lot of what he selected but liked some of it. Some
of the CDs he broke in two and threw away. While in a music and video

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department, another boy or boys from our community talked with him at
least one or more times and mentioned some things that they liked, including
some DVDs. Curiously, within the last month, Joseph bought two sets of
these DVDs with a total of four discs. He says that he didn't know what he
was getting at the time; and I was unfamiliar with them when I recently saw
them but have since found out that it is grossly inappropriate for us, but
apparently is the type of movie that has become acceptable to some. Joseph
also went to the Radio Shack in our community and bought a small portable
DVD player with a 4-inch screen so he could play them.
The DVDs that Parley purchased were also purchased within the last month
or so. The CDs were purchased within the last several months. Because he
works long hours, he thought that he would like to find something to keep
him awake while driving back and forth. He went to Wal-Mart and listened
to some excerpts of CDs and purchased four single CDs of authentic Irish
and Scottish music. They included old Irish ballads and Irish and Scottish
instrumentals with bagpipes, fiddle, harp, etc. He also purchased a couple
band and classical CDs. And, someone had mentioned the "Chipmunk" CDs
to him and he curiously bought one of those. Recently, he saw a DVD
collectors set. of six DVDs of 50 western classics. These are old black and
white westerns, many filmed in Southern Utah, of early John Wayne movies,
Roy Rogers, Tex Ritter, Gabby Hayes, a couple early Ponderosa episodes,
etc. He was interested in the portrayal of old fashioned western ways and
purchased this set along with a small portable DVD player with a 7-inch
screen. Having the. DVD player, he has also rented a few DVDs over a
month's time --- Herbie (Volkswagen) movies, etc.
All of what they have, has been turned in to me and has been removed from
our home; and all of my sons are following the instructions that Uncle Lyle
gave to them; and our home has since been re-dedicated again. I appreciate
this as a growing experience for our family, gratefully recognizfo.g, once
again, the hand of the Lord and the prayers and blessings of our Prophet,
whom we always pray for,

David Zitting and family

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