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Polygamist leader gets life in prison for assaults

• AP
Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday for sexually assaulting two underage followers he took as brides in what his church deemed "spiritual marriages."

The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints stood quietly as the decision of the Texas jury was read. He received the maximum sentence on both counts.

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Comment by tittiger
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Life for "assault" are they crazy?  You don't get life for murder.

Comment by Temper Bay
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And STILL - not a damn'd word said by any Talking Head or anyone else in the media about any culpability of the parents who allowed this to happen to their girls. 

Jeffs is going to prison for his crimes, and well he should - but his claim that he is being persecuted because of his brand of religion is also quite true. 

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