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Utah court news: new trial ordered for Warren Jeffs

| Jul 27, 2010 | Legal News |

By Matthew J. Ence, Shareholder–

The Utah Supreme Court has today overturned the rape conviction of Warren Jeffs, and remanded the case back to 5th District Court in St. George for a new trial.  The Court determined that a new trial was warranted because instructions given to the jury were erroneous.

The Deseret News has the breaking news story here.

The full opinion of the Utah Supreme Court can be viewed in pdf format at the Utah Courts website here.