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The jury in the trial of Warren Jeffs the cult leader.
Hearing graphic new audio recordings today of that guy.
In one of them were told Warren Jeffs instructs his underage wife on how to pleasure him.
Jeffs is accused of sexually assaulting that woman and a twelve year old and fathering a child with one of them.
Yesterday prosecutors revealed pictures they say show Warren Jeffs hugging and kissing the twelve year old.
The state also relying on pages and pages and pages of detailed records that's the cops -- From the 2008 raid on his yearning for Zion ranch.
Chris -- the -- -- -- Dallas correspondent what else happened in court today Chris.
Wolf for -- -- today I just personal -- was entered as evidence and then they also what prosecutors called an expert in family law who testified that Jeffs was never legally married to -- to the fifteen year old or that twelve year old girl you mentioned.
-- security he has rather accused of -- sexually assaulting in this case are remembered Jeffs is representing himself -- no opening statement he refuses to cross examine witnesses.
But he does periodically object to testimony in fact one objection last week shepherd turned into -- 55 minute speech.
On freedom of religion should we understand this Warren Jeffs is demanding -- new judge now something about god and yeah you know he's tried to -- unsuccessfully I guess three times now do I get a new judge in this case yesterday he filed a fifteen page motion which he says.
That this the wording came to him from got a text that written statement he says to god -- rather from god to the judge she says that according to -- to press rather.
I judge Barbara Walter contracted polio.
When she was younger and now walks with the land -- in his motion Jeff wrote that god -- quote crippling disease upon her which shall take her life soon.
In quote a former sect members closely following this case so this lesson here.
He believes I've I think fit he is the only one through the guidance of god.
Is going to convince all of us.
He is should be left to -- -- children that it's a sacred right that he holds.
And if convicted -- Jeffs faces up to life in prison Chris Gutierrez in Dallas the legal panel on this now trial attorney David Walton on defense attorney.
Randy zealot I mean.
-- -- -- to begin with this character and that's the difficulty -- -- because.
You say to yourself wait a minute how difficult is it to prosecute this case it should take about five minutes remember it statutory rape.
Your intent I don't know here.
-- what are your guide has to say about anything you -- is the you know.
But there's a problem with that because if this guy really doesn't understand.
That what he did was wrong and he does not quite understand -- apparently -- he is like a quality that -- either that -- it's possible that he's worked -- this group of people to be there and -- him and he -- little -- so we put the -- church -- -- -- they can get going with -- can anybody -- -- -- well I don't really -- it may be revolting but the bottom line remains the same.
If he doesn't get it he doesn't appreciate what he did was wrong.
Then he's got an insanity defense there are people in our history like this David wall in the history tells -- let him go too far they'll go too far.
He who represented himself has a fool for a client and -- all this time your -- This guy is letting the prosecutors steam rolled him and what is already -- incredibly powerful case you know I had a client numbered years ago.
Who said that he was commanded by messages emails from god to molest his own daughters.
That defense didn't work too well this defense is gonna work to -- up -- up and he wants this judge off the case and what he's doing his.
Possibly -- genius what he's doing is making a threat against the judge.
Which not only constitutes a crying.
What is probably also grounds for the judge to recuse yourself from this case once the threat is made by this -- against the judge.
-- see how she can stay on so she may end up.
Having to declare a mistrial based on that threat that the disease will take her life alone.
Lot of us get -- that while he's you have to declare a mistrial -- -- -- just say we've heard enough from you mr.
You touched enough children you've -- enough people astray.
Let's get this thing going to let the people a jury of your peers decide.
Well there -- the bottom line is you're right let's get it to the jury but the thing series.
First of -- -- the -- is a very interesting because it starts out with the judge and all the judge have to say it's like I.
I don't care what you said to me I can be fair and impartial we saw this in the Vinny gorgeous case where apparently judge -- this he didn't.
It was a desperate he stayed on the place -- now he's a victim now she's a victim in a criminal case -- she's only a victim because he made her so with the words that came out of his mouth true.
True so what is we will make clear about it every delegate particularly by that flawed logic but here's the mistake that you know making -- -- don't generally.
Don't yeah relate directly to people don't particularly the last twelve year old to church either but this one according to -- with her followers I am.
He can make every judge who quote victim if he -- right rain absolutely and here is the mistake that the judge is making.
Instead -- by following the old law which is I'll give you your -- hearing right now let's deal with it I'll be fair and impartial move on.
Instead -- -- -- -- of -- just kicked in and now the judge is saying no gonna go by the new law and eventually.
Will get to the refusal.
Why would you set this case up to come back on appeal it boggles my mind I don't get it.
We can do this the right way if we choose to -- these -- -- what you're all and thank you both I'm out of time.
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