Polygamist Sect Leader Warren Jeffs Hospitalized in Texas
Warren Jeffs, the polygamist leader serving a life prison term for sexually assaulting two young girls at his sect’s ranch in Texas, has been taken to a prison hospital, prison officials said Monday.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said Jeffs was transferred to the hospital in Galveston on March 11 and was in stable condition. The spokesman, Robert Hurst, said Jeffs was admitted with “a non life-threatening medical condition.”
Jeffs, 58, is the leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, a breakaway sect from the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, informally known as the Mormon Church.
The sect preaches that polygamy leads to a favored place in heaven.