Extradition hearing set for Jeffs
A Utah judge has set an extradition hearing date for imprisoned polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs, who is facing multiple felony charges in Texas.
Jeffs refused to sign extradition papers that Texas authorities delivered to him last month at the Utah State Prison.
Utah courts spokeswoman Nancy Volmer said Jeffs will be asked to sign the papers again at a July 27 hearing before 3rd District Judge Terry Christiansen.
If Jeffs declines, Volmer said another hearing would likely be set.
Texas authorities have charged Jeffs with bigamy, sexual assault of a child and aggravated assault. The charges stem from what prosecutors say were two underage marriages between Jeffs and girls ages 17 and 15 in 2005. Authorities say they found evidence of the unions in a raid on a church ranch near the West Texas town of Eldorado in 2008.