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Utah Supreme Court Denies Request to Move Jeffs Trial

Utah Supreme Court Denies Request to Move Jeffs Trial



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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Utah Supreme Court today denied a request to move the trial of Warren Jeffs to Salt Lake City.

Jeffs is the leader of a polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He's charged with rape as an accomplice in the spiritual marriage of a 14-year-old girl to a 19-year-old cousin.

Jeffs' attorneys claim he can't get a fair trial in St. George because there's been too much publicity. The judge, however, says he won't know if the local jury pool is biased until a jury is picked. Trial is set for September.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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