Jeffs' attorneys fight extradition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Attorneys for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs are asking a judge to quash an extradition agreement signed by the governors of Texas and Utah.

Jeffs' attorneys argue in an Oct. 8 court filing that he shouldn't be extradited to Texas until charges against him in Utah have been resolved.

Jeffs is the head of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

He faces bigamy and assault charges over alleged incidents with underage girls at a Texas church ranch.

Jeffs is also facing a possible retrial in Utah on two counts of rape as an accomplice. In July, the Utah Supreme Court overturned his 2007 conviction, ruling that faulty jury instructions denied Jeffs a fair trial.

Jeffs has refused a waiver of extradition on two occasions.