Warren Jeffs Trial Analysis

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“I am at peace,” Warren Jeffs said before jury deliberation at his trial. In Katy Vine’s Non-Prophet for Texas Monthly, she recounts Jeffs’ 2011 trial for the sexual assault of minors at the Yearning for Zion (YFZ) Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. Prosecutorial evidence included an audio-recording of Jeffs raping a 12-year-old and a paternity DNA test, which identified Jeffs as the father of a 15-year-olds infant. The Texas jury found Jeffs guilty on all counts (Vine). The judge sentenced Jeffs to life in prison plus 20-years (Associated). From behind bars, in a prison in Palestine, Texas, Jeffs brandishes authority over the inhabitants of Colorado City, Arizona and Hildale, Utah, known as Short Creek. The conviction of Jeffs instigated a regime

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