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The cult leader Warren's Jeffs is guilty of sexual assault for attacks on children as young as twelve.
That from a jury in Texas reach the verdict about ninety minutes ago.
After about three and a half hours of deliberations and they were set to start considering -- punishment almost immediately.
Warren Jeffs is the leader of a secretive quote religious un quote cult.
Called the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- said to be an offshoot of the mainstream Mormon -- And it preaches that Warren Jeffs himself is God's own profit.
And today when it came time to defend himself that heavenly spokesman.
Said very little.
Court observers say the judge gave Warren -- thirty minutes delivers closing arguments we spent most of that time staring at the floor while the judge counted down the minutes out loud.
Then just before the time expired were told Warren Jeffs turned toward the due course and finally mumbled something like I and peace.
Whatever that means.
This is a man who prosecutors -- had sex group sex with young children.
Brought in grown people to watch and recorded at all.
If Jeffs were not God's prophet people might just call him a sickening pervert.
And today in Texas that's exactly what a jury did.
Street Gallagher with the latest developments we're West Coast -- -- how much time is this man gonna spend locked up.
Well he's facing a 119 years in prison jedi could get less time but you'll almost certainly spend the rest of his life in jail now before the -- jury delivered their verdict they asked the judge for two things one for court transcripts which the judge said no.
And to to -- here's some audio tapes including the tapes.
Of Jeffs allegedly raped in a twelve year old girl the prosecution says -- recorded that tapes secretly in a church with other people present.
It was clearly the most shocking evidence in the trial and it may have been the key because just minutes after the jury -- heard that tape.
They convicted Warren Jeffs -- What what are legal experts say about his -- is his chance of appealing mistake you know the problem according to our own legal experts was -- get much of -- defense even if it was his own defense.
Yeah -- He never deny the charges never even address the charges and most legal experts say it was an enormous mistake by defending himself but today.
After He called his first witness in the witness left the stand the judge said mr.
just call your second witness He stayed silent.
After three minutes the judge then rested his case and some things that might leave some room for an appeal -- Three minutes is not an inordinate amount of time and he's repeatedly asked for continuing -- -- So I believed to a certain extent this judge has that a little bit heavy handed.
-- a defendant who set not represented by anyone.
May be a little heavy handed but that said a successful appeal remains.
A very big long shot just Trace Gallagher in Los Angeles Trace thanks.
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