Skip to comments.Polygamist Warren Jeffs Guilty of Child Rape
Posted on 08/04/2011 3:17:23 PM PDT by jazusamo
A jury has found polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs guilty of child rape.
Jeffs, the leader of a radical polygamist sect of Mormonism known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints (FLDS), was found guilty of forcing two teenage girls into "spiritual marriage," and fathering a child with one of them when she was 15. The charges carry a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Jeffs, who acted as his own lawyer, called only one witness in his defense. The witness was a fellow member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints who, at Jeffs' direction, read at length from the Book of Mormon. During the trial, Jeffs frequently interrupted testimony.
He ended the trial in silence earlier today, standing mute for nearly half an hour during the time designated for his closing argument.
Every five minutes, District Court Judge Barbara Walther would remind Jeffs of the time. Spectators in the gallery exchanged smiles and odd glances. One security officer did his best to stifle a yawn.
Finally, at the conclusion of the 25 minutes allotted to Jeffs for his summation, Jeffs turned toward the jury with a slight smile and said quietly, "I am at peace."
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No big surprise.
The girl’s parents should do time too.
No, but you never know with some juries now, hopefully the judge will sentence him to the max.
I’ll second that.
I’m not a fan of Romney, but I bet the MSM starts associating the two Mormons together soon.
I hope Mr. Jeffs enjoys his new “spiritual marriage” with his new cell mate Big Lobo.
In all seriousness, would they put him in general population?
Rot in hell, creep.
LOL!!! Thanks for the levity in this horrible day!
given the casey anthony/OJ verdicts....I am breathing a sigh of relief. GUILTY - NO more child brides for YOU
People like Jeffs should get the 2 brick method
one can only hope he ends up in the general population
polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs
Calling Jeffs a religious leader is like calling Mohammed a religious leader.
Both were paedophiles and only that.
But if he’d been a 45-year-old woman and the “spouses” were teenage boys, it would be “not guilty” from here to Sunday.
I know this monster will be judged by God (as we all will) but its encouraging to learn that, this time, human justice was correct. As for Jeffs, he may claim to be 'at peace' but I doubt this pedophile will feel 'peaceful' for long in prison for the rest of his life. 'Warren, meet Bubba. Your new husband'.
Texas jury does the right thing! Hopefully this pervert gets the max sentence. After what happened in the Casey Anthony case its nice to see some actual justice happen for a change
For many years some of the men have been targeted to attempt to put a stop to this. The women have been left alone because they are seen as victims. When the woman is the one being raped she is a victim, but when she is allowing/assisting in the rape of her daughter or any other girl she is part of the problem and needs to be charged.