7/24/09 – VIDEO: 2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations Set To Begin

Today’s THV
July 24, 2009
Posted By: Rebecca Buerkle

2nd Day Of Jury Deliberations Set To Begin

Jurors are set to deliberate child-sex charges against jailed evangelist Tony Alamo for a second day.

They’re due early this morning at the Texarkana federal courthouse where they’ve already spent 8 1/2 hours discussing the 10-count federal indictment against the 74-year-old Alamo.

Jurors have paused twice to ask questions of the judge. The court won’t say what they were about.

Prosecutors allege Alamo took five underage girls across state lines for sex as far back as 1994. They claim one was as young as 9 and was “married” to the evangelist.

Defense attorneys say the girls traveled on legitimate business for Alamo’s ministry, which espouses an apocalyptic form of Christianity.

Each count carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

In: 2009 - (Trial year)

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