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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Self-Proclaimed Prophet Found Guilty

Warren Jeffs has been found guilty on all counts by a new jury.

The self-proclaimed prophet and "descendant of Jesus Christ" was found guilty of, basically accomplice to rape, for coercing a 14-year old girl into marrying her older first cousin. The other big news here is that the jury was a new jury: one of the jury members was ejected earlier and a new jury member was brought in to replace him. The maximum sentence facing Jeffs is life in prison.

Jeffs was the leader of the FLDS, or Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a breakaway Mormon sect which espouses polygamy and arranged marriages. Jeffs went on the lam for nearly two years, even making the FBI's Most Wanted List, before being found with a carful of wigs, clothes, and other disguises. He is facing federal charges for flight as well as charges in Arizona.

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