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Warren Jeffs' Attorney Wants Quick Trial In Arizona

Warren Jeffs' Attorney Wants Quick Trial In Arizona



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PHOENIX (AP) -- An attorney who is representing a polygamous-sect leader in Arizona says Warren Jeffs didn't get a fair trial in southern Utah.

Mike Piccarreta says Jeffs was in trouble when a judge declined to move his trial to Salt Lake City.

In Arizona, Jeffs faces four felony charges involving marriages between two teenage girls and older men. Prosecutors say it could take two months to six months to bring Jeffs to Arizona.

In Washington County, Utah, he was sentenced last week to two consecutive terms of five years to life in prison for rape as an accomplice for arranging a marriage between a 14-year-old follower and her 19-year-old cousin.

Jeffs is president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

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

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