CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header

Local

State Drops Bigamy Charges Against Jeffs

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

kluvs super 70s weekend voting 1979 dl State Drops Bigamy Charges Against JeffsPick The Best Song From 1979

115245513 8 State Drops Bigamy Charges Against JeffsCrush Of The Day: Mila Kunis

80219448 State Drops Bigamy Charges Against JeffsViral Video: Hilarious Southwest Safety Announcement

155742164 State Drops Bigamy Charges Against JeffsPick Your Favorite Victoria Secret Model

Featured Items

Fantasy_tileHottest Olympians

pet_tileYour Pet Photos

weather_tileSend Us Your Weather Photos

77011214 State Drops Bigamy Charges Against Jeffs

Warren Jeffs looks over at the jury during his trial on September 25, 2007 in St. George, Utah. (credit: Douglas C. Pizac-Pool/Getty Images)

AUSTIN (AP) - The Texas attorney general’s office has dropped bigamy charges against imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs.

Attorney general’s spokesman Jerry Strickland said Wednesday that the motion to dismiss charges was filed this week in San Angelo.

Prosecutors cited the need for judicial economy, noting that Jeffs is already serving a life prison sentence.

Jeffs is confined to an East Texas prison for sexually assaulting two underage girls he considered his brides. The charges followed the 2008 raid at the remote West Texas ranch that’s home to followers of his Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

The 56-year-old Jeffs isn’t eligible for parole until he’s at least 100 years old.

Strickland says the Jeffs investigation has been difficult on the community and for the local judicial system.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Also Check Out: