San Angelo Standard-Times, Patrick Dove, Associated Press
SAN ANGELO, Texas — More than 100 would-be jurors in the sexual assault trial of polygamist religious leader Warren Jeffs say they are unable to presume him innocent.
A pool of 207 people arrived for the second day of jury selection Tuesday in the case of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints' leader.
The sect is an offshoot of mainstream Mormonism and celebrates polygamy.
When a prosecutor asked if they'd heard enough about Jeffs to affect his guilt or innocence, 83 people raised their hands.
A defense attorney later asked who could no longer presume Jeffs innocent, and the number increased to 101.
A jury likely won't be seated until Wednesday.
Jeffs faces two counts of sexual assault of a child, carrying a maximum sentence of life in prison.
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