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Ariz. judge is asked to drop some charges against Jeffs

Ariz. judge is asked to drop some charges against Jeffs



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PHOENIX (AP) -- There was no decision today from an Arizona judge who is considering a request to throw out some criminal charges against Warren Jeffs.

Jeffs is the leader of a polygamous sect, the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In Arizona, he's charged as an accomplice to incest and sexual misconduct.

His lawyers want the incest counts dropped, arguing that prosecutors in Mohave County can't pursue those charges along with the sexual misconduct counts.

Jeffs was sent to prison in Utah for rape as an accomplice in the arranged marriage of a 14-year-old girl to her older cousin.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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