Contact Us

Warren Jeffs Sentenced to Life in Prison

Warren Jeffs Gets Life
Getty Images

Warren Jeffs, head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (FLDS), was sentenced to life in prison by a Texas jury Tuesday.

Jeffs, who teaches his followers that polygamy brings exhalation in heaven, had been found guilty of sexually assaulting two of his underage “brides.” During the trial, Jeffs revealed threats from God in an attempt to escape conviction.

During the trial, prosecutors played the jury a tape of Jeffs coercing a 12-year-old girl into sex, and also provided DNA evidence that he fathered a child with another 15-year old.

The charges against the 55-year old stemmed from a 2008 FBI raid on a FLDS compound in El Dorado, Texas.

The FLDS sect, which split from mainstream Mormonism in the late 19th century, is estimated to have 14,000 members. Jeffs’ brother, Lyle, is now rumored to be in charge of the group.

[ABC 4 Salt Lake City]

 

Best of AM 1450 KMMS

Recommended For You

Around the Web

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://kmmsam.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The 1450 Delegation quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The 1450 Delegation contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.