Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Warren Jeffs: Guilty

Warren Jeffs is found guilty, after a 16-hour deliberation over three days:

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — The leader of a polygamous Mormon splinter group was convicted Tuesday of being an accomplice to rape for performing a wedding between a 19-year-old man and a 14-year-old girl.

Warren Jeffs, 51, could get life in prison after a trial that threw a spotlight on a renegade community along the Arizona-Utah line where as many as 10,000 of Jeffs’ followers practice plural marriage and revere him as a mighty prophet with dominion over their salvation.

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