Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Warren Jeffs Sentenced To Life In Prison
The Tom Green County jury deliberated 40 minutes before returning the punishment, for one count of sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated sexual assault of a child. The girls were 12 and 15 years old.
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The 55-year-old "prophet" of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints wasn't present for closing arguments and his defense attorneys said they had been instructed to remain silent. In the penalty phase of the trial his attorney, Deric Walpole, called no witnesses, presented no evidence and gave no closing argument.