Polygamist leader recieves life sentence

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 - 11:06pm

Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Deputies escorted Jeffs out of court in San Angelo today after the sentence was announced.

A jury convicted the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15.

Jeffs, who acted as his own attorney, contended he was being persecuted for his religious beliefs.

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