[News] Do you think 5th District Judge James Shumate could have timed the unsealing of Warren Jeffs' documents any better?
The judge had sealed documents at the request of Jeffs' attorneys to ensure Jeffs got a fair trial. However, maybe it would have been more fair to let the jury in on just how pervy and schizo this Utah "prophet" is.
I doubt Shakespeare could have crafted a more swooping fall from grace. During Jeffs' fasting delirium while in the "Purgatory" jail awaiting trial, the man tells his family he'd been "immoral with a sister and a daughter" more than 30 years ago and, at one point, he renounces his prophethood, saying the Lord deemed him a "wicked man."
Deliciously creepy stuff.
Jeffs was found guilty on Sept. 25 on two felony rape charges. In the meantime, the media and other interested parties have been hounding the judge for the documents. He obliged them yesterday.
But for Shumate to unseal them to coincide with Halloween? A nice touch there, Judge. (Jerre Wroble)