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Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sentenced to life in prison

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs sentenced to life in prison

POSTED: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 10:23am

UPDATED: Saturday, August 13, 2011 - 12:06am

Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting two underage
followers he took as brides in what his church deemed "spiritual marriages."

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood quietly as the decision of the Texas jury was read Tuesday. He received the maximum sentence on both counts

The jury deliberated less than half an hour.

The 55-year-old Jeffs was convicted Thursday. During the trial, prosecutors used DNA evidence to show Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old.

Jeffs is the eighth FLDS man convicted since a raid of a ranch run by the church, which believes polygamy brings exaltation in heaven.

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Well, nobody's perfect. Just like Mr. Jeffs. A court has sentenced Warren Jeffs to prison for life for the sexual assault of underage girls. Jeffs was on the run for a while, and the fundamentalist polygamist sect he is the leader of is a cause for controversy. Jeffs will qualify for parole in 35 years. He might need a payday loan to pay for all those years in prison though.

After being charged recently of sexual abuse, Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison for his offenses. Jeffs, the leader of a fundamentalist Mormon church that practices polygamy, won't qualify for parole until he is 90. Article source: Warren Jeffs given life sentence for crimes against children

polygamist, polygamy but in bold letters, RED letters, POLYGYMAIST? Really kids?

Do you people not use or have Spellcheck? You'd think being an NBC affiliate you would have some guidelines to meet, one of those being SPELLING.

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