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Good afternoon gentlemen -- -- -- I'll really only use it to me your thoughts on this case.
You know people referred to -- cases of polygamy case that's really not about polygamy that's -- sex abuse and that's the important fact here these are twelve to fifteen year old girls who work.
Whether they were legally married or not they were being sexually abused by this guy and he's claiming First Amendment.
Arguments you defend this action and of course that's.
Hopefully he'll be convicted a judge has a tough times it just needs to knock down these arguments for doing away that doesn't lead to appellate issues by not giving him the chance to speak out.
That's very -- anything.
You -- there's always one running -- whenever you see these religious school is on trial -- all you know part of their -- message all somehow involves having sex with underage girls and -- -- -- David Koresh was accused of that yet -- having these culprits -- who it took years and years.
Similar to -- and you know it did they also is Dan was saying you know try to use the soap box says there.
You know time to kind.
Educate the public on their extreme views of course you know it all comes directly from god you know we know that.
-- -- That is reining him in -- -- I mean he's he's definitely you know giving these kind of I think you know and it's a case like this is such -- the balance again because the same time you you know you don't want the child become a circus it's already as vestiges of that but -- it but you also wanna protect the record and make sure that upon conviction in this guy's gonna have would be now right to appeal.
Com and I think that was it also an issue you brought up -- smart I mean you know it seems like a lot of these guys try to self affected.
Bizarre behavior ball almost a kind of head themselves or some sort of you know -- on Saturday defense or appeal based on the fact that they -- competent to stand trial for us this.
-- a -- let's bring in Jeff King criminal defense attorney He joins us now from the Dallas hero.
You know this is a complicated case and the fact that is -- it's -- as a prosecutor questioned me and nightmare.
I haven't -- -- probe firm representing -- south because.
You do have to be so careful about the -- record if you wanna get -- opportunity.
Two -- -- present their case.
I and and so far though I'm -- -- such a great job -- -- he's refused to cross examine witnesses volleying opening statement and -- staff.
I -- idea I didn't idea last question all of this whole thing was CEO like your thoughts on this -- -- he's representing in south.
It's it's pretty ridiculous to -- eyes -- -- I -- gives them entirely surprised given what I've read as far as his statements go in court.
You see this kind of thing before and there is as you mentioned to me there's concern about the -- record but.
He's allowed to defend himself as long as the judge finds -- he's reasonably competent to do so.
He can stand in his own defense and now unfortunately it's kind of turning into a circus I think.
Yeah I really -- that's the thing and -- you know they've got compelling evidence photos of him Ceci Connolly at twelve year old.
Me this is not to mention the fact that support pregnant or not yeah exactly they talk about compelling evidence there are nowhere.
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