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Sick polygamist leader Warren Jeffs moved to Texas prison hospital

August 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs is sedated but responsive Tuesday morning, after fasting for days in prison.

The 55-year old was in a medically induced coma on Monday and remains in critical, but stable condition.

Jeffs was admitted to a Texas prison hospital after failing to eat or drink enough since receiving a life sentence earlier this month.

A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says Jeffs is expected to fully recover.

He was convicted of sexually assaulting underage girls whom he took as so-called spiritual brides.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.


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