The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals refused Wednesday to hear the case of imprisoned polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, rejecting a brief promising biblical consequences if he isn't freed and exhausting his appeal options there.
Jeffs, 56, was convicted in August of sexually assaulting two girls, ages 12 and 15, who he took as plural wives. He was sentenced to life in prison. He has 15 days to file a petition for re-hearing in front of the high court.
Jeffs has represented himself since firing his team of high-profile attorneys during the trial. Following his conviction, he neglected his appeal and it was dismissed for lack of action in March.