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Utah Court Grants Polygamy Sect Leader Warren Jeffs a New Trial

Warren Steed Jeffs, the leader of a Utah polygamy sect convicted of two counts of accomplice rape, will get a new trial. The reason: errors in jury instructions.

The opinion is here. Jeffs was convicted for his role in the compelled marriage of fourteen-year-old Elissa Wall to her nineteen-year-old first cousin, Allen Steed, and the resulting sexual intercourse between them. [More..]

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