It didn't take jurors long to make up their minds about polygamist leader Warren Jeffs. After only three and a half hours of deliberation, the 10 women and two men on the jury found him guilty of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old and a 14-year-old who were his "spiritual wives."
The verdict isn't surprising considering that prosecutors presented DNA evidence that he fathered a child with a 15-year-old and audiotapes and journal entries in which Jeffs describes having "heavenly sessions," his term for sex, with the girls. Plus, Jeffs didn't help his case by firing his attorneys so he could represent himself. Today he topped his rants about religious freedom by staring down the jury during the 30 minutes allotted for his closing argument. CNN reports: