Texas Trial Of Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Begins In the Texas trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, the suspect fired his lawyer and told the judge in the case that he wants to defend himself. The proceedings went forward Thursday, with plenty of dramatic moments.
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Texas Trial Of Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Begins

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Texas Trial Of Polygamist Leader Warren Jeffs Begins

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In the Texas trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, the suspect fired his lawyer and told the judge in the case that he wants to defend himself. The proceedings went forward Thursday, with plenty of dramatic moments.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, Host:

In Texas, the trial of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs got off to a dramatic start yesterday. The head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is charged with sexually assaulting two girls - one was 12 years old at the time. NPR's Wade Goodwyn was in the courtroom in San Angelo.

WADE GOODWYN: Wade Goodwyn, NPR News, San Angelo, Texas.

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