Utah Supreme Court Opinion: Utah v. Warren Steed Jeffs
While this may look like a defeat, it is actually the best result that could have happened. I believe that Utah will not retry Warren, in which case he will quickly be extradited to Texas. If the Utah charges had stuck, Warren would have had to be transferred back to Utah to finish his sentence after he is convicted in Texas. He would very likely never serve time in Texas. Now, if Utah drops the charges, he will be extradited to Texas, tried on charges of aggravated sexual assault of a child, sexual assault of a child and bigamy (enhanced), and he will serve his sentence in Texas without having to be sent back to Utah. That is as it should be — Texas has the more serious charges, DNA and documentary evidence to support convictions, and stiffer penalties than can be imposed in Utah.