Jury Selected in Sect Leader's Trial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. GEORGE, Utah — The jury has been selected in the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs.

Seven women and five men were picked this morning in the final round of jury selection. Four of the jurors will be alternates and eight will decide the case against Jeffs.

Opening statements are scheduled to start this afternoon. It took three and a half days for prosecutors, defense attorneys and the judge to agree on who will sit on the jury.

Jeffs is the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is charged with rape by accomplice for his role in the arranged marriage of a 14-year-old girl to her 19-year-old cousin.

If convicted, the 51-year-old Jeffs, could spend the rest of his life in jail.

The sect has a West Texas retreat near Eldorado.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 9761342 - kbtx.com/a?a=9761342
Gray Television, Inc.