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2008-06-27 09:02:36

By Ben Winslow Deseret News The court-appointed lawyer for a 16-year-old member of the Fundamentalist LDS Church refused to testify before a grand jury investigating crimes within the polygamous sect. "I asserted my attorney-client privilege," Natalie Malonis told the Deseret News on Thursday. It led to a problem in Wednesday's proceedings. San Angelo Judge Barbara Walther had to be called for a brief hearing, Malonis said. The judge ultimately ruled that there were not sufficient...

2008-06-26 09:02:36

By Pat Reavy and Ben Winslow Deseret News ELDORADO, Texas -- A grand jury looking into alleged crimes involving members of the Fundamentalist LDS Church convened here Wednesday, taking testimony from polygamous sect members but not handing up any indictments. The Schleicher County grand jury is expected to meet again next month. Eight women and girls from the ranch, including 16-year-old Teresa Jeffs and her mother, Annette, were seen at the courthouse, although not all were subpoenaed...

2008-06-26 06:00:00

By Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 26--ELDORADO, Texas -- Seven FLDS women made brief appearances Wednesday before a Texas grand jury that ended the day without issuing any indictments. But the panel's work is not over: The jury will meet again on July 22 as a criminal investigation into the polygamous sect continues. The women went one-by-one before the jury in the afternoon and spent about the same amount of time -- roughly 40 minutes -- inside the Schleicher County...

2008-06-25 21:02:22

By Brooke Adams, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 25--ELDORADO, Texas -- Teresa Jeffs, the last of seven FLDS witnesses summoned to testify before a Texas grand jury today, left the courthouse this afternoon after spending about 40 minutes in the building. Alan Futrell, a criminal attorney representing Jeffs, the 16-year-old daughter of polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs, said the jury would meet again July 22. It was unknown what other witnesses may have been called to testify today....

2008-06-24 21:02:21

By Richard Halstead, The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. Jun. 24--The Marin County Civil Grand Jury wants the county to move swiftly to post the results of restaurant health inspections on the Web and to consider a health-inspection rating system. In addition, the grand jury called on the county to enforce more aggressively a state law that requires each restaurant owner in Marin to keep a copy of its latest health-inspection report on site for customers to peruse. The law...

2008-06-21 18:00:22

By Jim Adams, Star Tribune, Minneapolis Jun. 21--The Ramsey County attorney's office dismissed a vehicular homicide charge against a 59-year-old woman whose car hit and killed a Little Canada boy on a dark road in December. The dismissal came after a Ramsey County grand jury declined to indict Linda Lee Fahey, of Little Canada, on that charge. Instead, the grand jury indicted Fahey for careless driving, a misdemeanor. Fahey stopped after thinking she hit a deer about 10:40 p.m. that...

2008-06-20 12:00:18

By Charles McCarthy, The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jun. 20--The Fresno Police Department and the Sheriff's Department could save money by jointly buying fuel and sharing hangar space for their helicopters and airplanes, the Fresno County grand jury said in a report Thursday. But the air operations and crew training for each agency's two copters should remain separate, the grand jury concluded. Police Chief Jerry Dyer and Sheriff Margaret Mims both agreed with the grand jury report. "We...

2008-06-19 15:00:17

By Shawna Morrison, The Roanoke Times, Va. Jun. 19--PEARISBURG -- A special grand jury appointed to investigate a coal ash dump site in Narrows announced Wednesday that it found the site is not a public nuisance. The jury foreman read the seven-member group's 112-page report aloud in Giles County Circuit Court at a brief hearing Wednesday morning. When he was finished, Circuit Court Judge Colin Gibb said, "The court is of the opinion that that concludes the matter." But opponents...

2008-06-19 09:00:28

By Ben Winslow Deseret News A grand jury is scheduled to meet in Eldorado, Texas, next week and could begin considering evidence from the raid on the Fundamentalist LDS Church's YFZ Ranch. The Eldorado Success newspaper reported Wednesday that the Schleicher County grand jury is expected to begin considering the first criminal cases that could come from the April 3 raid. The Texas Attorney General's Office declined to comment on any proceedings. "In Texas, grand jury proceedings are...

2007-03-30 18:00:16

By Paul Edward Parker; Journal Staff Writer The attorney general's office this week releases statistics measuring visits to its site since the posting of Station fire evidence. * * * The state's former medical examiner was more popular than a rock star, at least when measured by the number of people who checked out an Internet copy of their testimony in the Station nightclub fire investigation. People viewed the grand jury testimony of Dr. Elizabeth A. Laposata 392 times in the...


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