[Jeffs was speaking in court, where he is representing himself against charges of sexual assault].
"I, the Lord God of heaven, ask the courts to cease the prosecution of my holy ways," Jeffs said. "There will be a judgment against all those who prosecute the church. ... I shall let all people know of your unjust ways. I will bring sickness and death. Let this cease."
[Judge] Walther then told him that "if you call for the jury's destruction" while the jury -- who will decide if Jeffs is guilty on two counts of sexual assault on a child -- is present, "you will be removed from the courtroom."
The defendant responded by saying, "I am not threatening. I am releasing a message."
Warren Jeffs, CNN 91 Comments
[8/1/2011 4:50:58 PM]
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