Texas town braces for polygamist leader's trial

Jury selection is the first challenge of what promises to be a complicated criminal trial for polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs.
The case of the 55-year-old ecclesiastical head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints begins Monday in San Angelo, Texas.
But there are few in the remote West Texas town who haven't already heard of Jeffs. And thousands of pages of documents are in
evidence.
Some 700 jury summons letters were sent and about 280 potential
jurors are expected to show up.
Jeffs is accused of two counts of sexual assault and could face
life in prison. He will be tried for bigamy in October.
The charges stem from an April 2008 police raid on a church
compound south of San Angelo.


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