Utah teens in polygamous group travel to Colorado to marry their cousins
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- Shanell DeRieux was born and raised in a polygamist group. “I got married to a cousin at 18 years old,” DeRieux said. On July 3, 2008, DeRieux and two of her younger half-sisters drove to Grand Junction with their cousins and parents to become legally married. “Out of me and my sisters, I was the only one who was 18. The other two were 16,” DeRieux said. The grooms were 22.