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August 5, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault yesterday, in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages. " The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood stone-faced as the verdict was read. Jeffs, who acted as his own attorney, stood mostly mute for his closing argument, staring at the floor, for all but a few seconds of the half hour he was allotted.
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August 10, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for sexually assaulting an underage follower he took as a bride in what his church deemed a "spiritual marriage. " The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also received a 20-year sentence for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. He stood quietly yesterday as the decision of the Texas jury was read, giving him the maximum sentence on both counts.
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August 4, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Polygamist-sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution yesterday at his trial, where he is defending himself on charges of sexually abusing underage girls. His surprise 30-minute statement followed prosecutors' resting their case against him, after they played an audiotape of what they said was him assaulting a 12-year-old he had taken as a "spiritual wife. " Jeffs, the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, evoked images of the civil-rights movement and mentioned former Mormon leader Joseph Smith Jr. in his statement.
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August 5, 2011
Sect leader guilty of child sex assault SAN ANGELO, Texas - A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault, in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages. " The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood stone-faced Thursday as the verdict was read. Jeffs, 55, who acted as his own attorney, stood mostly mute for his closing argument, staring at the floor, for all but a few seconds of the half-hour he was allotted.
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August 9, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Softly telling five girls to "set aside all your inhibitions," convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was heard giving his child brides instructions on how to please him sexually during a graphic 10-minute tape played yesterday for a Texas jury. An FBI agent testified that the 2004 audiotape, in which Jeffs is heard breathing heavily, preceded Jeffs' having sex at the same time with all the girls, who were 15 and younger. Several jurors squirmed or wiped away tears during the sometimes-scratchy recording.
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July 30, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A polygamist-sect leader defending himself against sexual-assault charges broke his silence yesterday with a 55-minute sermon defending plural marriages as divine and later said God would visit "sickness and death" on those involved if his trial wasn't immediately stopped. Warren Jeffs, 55, could face life in prison if he's convicted of sexually assaulting two underage girls. He has been representing himself since he fired his high-powered lawyers Thursday, but he made no opening statement and spent hours sitting alone at the defense table staring into space in silence while prosecutors made their case.
NEWS
July 23, 2008 | Daily News wire services
'Dozer attacker shot dead JERUSALEM - For the second time in a month, a Palestinian yesterday plowed a construction vehicle into traffic on a busy Jerusalem street before being shot dead. The driver was stopped when a passer-by got out of his car and shot into the vehicle's cabin. A border policeman then fired more shots at the driver, the police said, "to confirm his death. " The attack, which left 16 people injured, took place in Jerusalem's upscale hotel district, close to the King David Hotel, where U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was to stay last night.
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August 10, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison yesterday for sexually assaulting an underage follower he took as a bride in what his church deemed a "spiritual marriage. " The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints also received a 20-year sentence for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. He stood quietly yesterday as the decision of the Texas jury was read, giving him the maximum sentence on both counts.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Softly telling five girls to "set aside all your inhibitions," convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was heard giving his child brides instructions on how to please him sexually during a graphic 10-minute tape played yesterday for a Texas jury. An FBI agent testified that the 2004 audiotape, in which Jeffs is heard breathing heavily, preceded Jeffs' having sex at the same time with all the girls, who were 15 and younger. Several jurors squirmed or wiped away tears during the sometimes-scratchy recording.
NEWS
August 5, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs of child sexual assault yesterday, in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides in what his church calls "spiritual marriages. " The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood stone-faced as the verdict was read. Jeffs, who acted as his own attorney, stood mostly mute for his closing argument, staring at the floor, for all but a few seconds of the half hour he was allotted.
NEWS
August 4, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - Polygamist-sect leader Warren Jeffs gave a delayed opening statement about religious persecution yesterday at his trial, where he is defending himself on charges of sexually abusing underage girls. His surprise 30-minute statement followed prosecutors' resting their case against him, after they played an audiotape of what they said was him assaulting a 12-year-old he had taken as a "spiritual wife. " Jeffs, the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, evoked images of the civil-rights movement and mentioned former Mormon leader Joseph Smith Jr. in his statement.
NEWS
July 30, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
SAN ANGELO, Texas - A polygamist-sect leader defending himself against sexual-assault charges broke his silence yesterday with a 55-minute sermon defending plural marriages as divine and later said God would visit "sickness and death" on those involved if his trial wasn't immediately stopped. Warren Jeffs, 55, could face life in prison if he's convicted of sexually assaulting two underage girls. He has been representing himself since he fired his high-powered lawyers Thursday, but he made no opening statement and spent hours sitting alone at the defense table staring into space in silence while prosecutors made their case.
NEWS
July 23, 2008 | Daily News wire services
'Dozer attacker shot dead JERUSALEM - For the second time in a month, a Palestinian yesterday plowed a construction vehicle into traffic on a busy Jerusalem street before being shot dead. The driver was stopped when a passer-by got out of his car and shot into the vehicle's cabin. A border policeman then fired more shots at the driver, the police said, "to confirm his death. " The attack, which left 16 people injured, took place in Jerusalem's upscale hotel district, close to the King David Hotel, where U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, was to stay last night.
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