A jury has been selected, but the trial of polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs won’t have opening statements without at least one more hearing.
Jury selection is beginning its second day in the trial of a polygamist leader accused of sexually assaulting two underage girls.
Whether he’s a holy man or a criminal, it’s hard to find people who don’t have an opinion on Warren Jeffs in a remote corner of West Texas.
The new lawyer for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs won’t get more time to prepare for trial after a West Texas judge told him to be ready.
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is due in court for a final hearing before his trial on two counts of sexual assault of a child.
The defense team for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs again tried to have the judge hearing his case removed for bias, soliciting testimony Monday from court officials in an attempt to show she took an unusual interest in the case and received extra security because of it.
The oft-delayed, first criminal case against polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was set to begin July 25, after a Texas court on Tuesday rejected defense motions for more time and to remove the judge presiding over it.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is due in court on Tuesday to determine if his oft-delayed trial will begin on July 25 as scheduled.
Prosecutors plan to ask a court to uphold the sexual assault conviction of a polygamous sect member in the first appeal stemming from the 2008 raid of a West Texas ranch.
Control of Warren Jeffs’ polygamous church remains in limbo after a deadline imposed by Utah commerce officials passed without a resolution of the internal struggle.
A plea deal could be in the works for the southern Utah man whose “spiritual marriage” to an underage girl was the basis for Utah’s criminal prosecution of polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs.
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is having his criminal trial in Texas pushed back for a third time.