Sentencing Phase of Warren Jeffs Trial Winding Down
The Associated Press reports closing arguments are expected today in the sentencing phase of the trial against polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs. He was convicted of sexually assaulting two underage girls. The AP reports prosecutors rested their case Monday after showing photos of Jeffs kissing the young girls with whom he had so-called "spiritual marriages".
They also played what an FBI agent said was a 2004 audio recording of Jeffs preparing five young girls to have sex with him. The 55-year-old Jeffs has led the FLDS since 2002. He is considered God’s spokesman on Earth among more than 10,000 church followers.
Jeffs faces up to life in prison.