Polygamist Leader Jeffs Sentenced to Life
POSTED: Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 1:18pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 - 10:20am
SAN ANGELO, TEXAS- Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs has been sentenced to life in prison.
Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was convicted on Thursday for sexually assaulting two underage girls he had taken as brides.
After deliberating less than 30 minutes the jury gave Jeffs the maximum sentence of life on both counts.
During the trial Warren Jeffs acted as his own attorney and claimed his religious rights were being violated.
Today during the sentencing phase Jeffs refused to make a closing statement.