Ariz. judge considers remanding Jeffs charges to grand jury

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Jeffs back in court

KINGMAN, Ariz. -- A court hearing is on tap to decide whether to send four remaining charges against polygamist leader Warren Jeffs back to an Arizona grand jury for reconsideration.

The charges stem from the arranged marriages of two teenage girls and their older male relatives.

Defense attorney Mike Piccarreta argues that Jeffs was denied a fair, impartial and unbiased grand jury, and that the prosecution presented false or misleading evidence to the grand jury.

Jeffs, who is jailed in Kingman, where Friday's hearing was scheduled, originally faced 10 charges in Arizona.

Four of them were dropped at the request of the defense because Arizona's incest law doesn't apply to Jeffs' cases. Two others were dropped at the request of the prosecution because the alleged victim refused to testify.

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