A Utah jury has been deliberating since Friday over whether to convict Warren Jeffs of acting as an accomplice to rape.
Today, one juror was excused and replaced with an alternate, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. A reason wasn't given. The substitution came after jurors last night said they believed they were nearing a verdict in the case against the fundamentalist leader.
The charges against Jeffs, who was apprehended last year, stem from his involvement in arranging the marriage of a 14-year-old girl to an older teenager. Jeffs has been the leader of a polygamous sect located at the Utah/Arizona border known as the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
The Salt Lake Tribune has covered the trial extensively, and has a reporter assigned to cover the polygamy beat. The paper's stories about the trial can be found here.