Jury selection begins in Warren Jeffs' trial

Staff Report

NewsWest 9

Jury selection began Friday in the trial of a polygamous leader who has ties to the basin.

300 people have been asked to fill out a 75-item questionnaire to help determine their suitability to serve as jurors in the trial against Warren Jeffs.

Jeffs, who is leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has been charged with two counts of first degree felony rape.

He is accused of allegedly coercing the marriage and rape of a 14-year old girl to her cousin.

Jeffs has sects in El Dorado.