According to an article on KSL.com Warren Jeffs is mentally ill, but competent to stand trial.
The report reveals some insight into Jeff’s life in jail. According to the report unsealed today, Warren Jeffs has been struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety. The examiner noted Jeffs’ intense religious behavior in jail. He is sometimes on his knees praying for hours at a time, without moving. In fact, the examiner noted that Jeffs had ulcers on both knees because of the kneeling. The evaluator’s conclusion was, “Jeffs has ‘Depressive Disorder,’ which includes significant features of agitation and depression.”
The judge secretly ordered the mental exam following Jeffs’ court appearance in St. George on March 27. His attorneys asked for the exam because they noticed what reporters and spectators also observed: The polygamist leader seemed out of it, unfocused, nodding off, even drooling at times. The examination was conducted by a Salt Lake firm called Associated Behavior Consultants.
Warren Jeffs is crazy like a fox. I suspect he IS mentally ill, or he never would have become the tyranically dictator he was to the FLDS group, but I believe his actions in court were nothing but an act. And it didn’t work.
He is competent to stand trial, and he WILL be charged. Now let’s see how they handle his punishment.