Polygamist Warren Jeffs Sentenced To Life In Prison
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting two underage girls whom he claimed were his brides in so-called "spiritual marriages."
The Texas jury gave Jeffs the maximum sentence on both counts. The panel announced its decision after deliberating for less than thirty minutes.
Jeffs, 55, -- who often went on bizarre rants throughout his trial -- stood quietly as the decision was read.
Jeffs -- head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints -- was convicted last Thursday of sexually assaulting the two girls one of whom became pregnant with his child.
He acted as his own attorney during the emotionally-charged trial.
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