Polygamist Group Leader Fires Attorneys in Sex Case

Thursday, 28 Jul 2011 11:41 AM

 

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SAN ANGELO, Texas — Polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs has dismissed his team of attorneys and asked to represent himself at his sexual assault trial in Texas.

Jeffs told state District Judge Barbara Walther during Thursday's hearing that he needs some time to find some other attorney who can help him file legal briefs.

Walther asked Jeffs a few questions before adjourning to consider his request.

Jeffs is charged with sexually assaulting two underage girls and could face life in prison if convicted.

He is the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Latter Day Saints, which is not affiliated with the Mormon church and which believes in polygamy.

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