He thinks that most of the church's fundamentalist FLDS members probably did not know of the verdict.
He said getting news from the outside be it by the Internet or newspapers is forbidden. He believes most members will gather at the church where they all meet on Saturday and be given a "whitewashed version of the verdict" that will likely make it appear Jeffs is a victim of religious persecution.
"It [the verdict] may trickle down to a few people, but they will never get a true version," said Wyler.
He was impressed by the amount of evidence presented at Jeffs' trial and would like to see Utah and Arizona keep the heat on the sect. "But it is hard to prosecute if no one steps forward," he said.
He said he hopes Jeffs gets 100 years in prison and is not martyred by dying in custody.
Richard Holm, who left the church in 2003 and still maintains a house in Colorado City, also was pleased by the verdict.
"I thought it was right on and straightforward," said Holm. "Warren cooked his own goose. He had a fair trial and will now be sentenced. Justice has been served."
Holm said he originally liked Jeffs but lost respect for him as he learned more about his activities.
"Warren is a deceitful and cunning person," said Holm. "I respected him at first, but now it's below zero. He is a twisted piece of humanity."