Judge Takes Under Advisement Colorado City Eviction Case

Judge Takes Under Advisement Colorado City Eviction Case

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(Kingman, Arizona-AP) -- A judge in Kingman has taken under advisement a Colorado City eviction case.

It stems from a dispute between the polygamous church that controls most of the property in Colorado City and neighboring Hildale, Utah, and Ross Chatwin.

Chatwin, a father of six, says he was brought up with the belief that he would be a lifelong tenant of church property.

He is fighting eviction by the United Effort Plan, a trust that is controlled by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

A trust attorney argues that the trust has legal authority to evict Chatwin without cause or reason.

Chatwin's attorney says Chatwin doesn't want to leave and shouldn't be forced to do so without compensation for improvements he's made.

Mohave County Judge James Chavez is expected to rule within 30 days.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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