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9:18 am
Thu August 6, 2009

Warren Jeffs Continues Hunger Strike

Flagstaff, AZ – Jailed polygamous church leader Warren Jeffs continues to refuse solid food and remains on a feeding tube at a jail in Kingman. A spokesman for the Mohave County Sheriff's Office says 53 year old Jeffs had been refusing food for weeks and had to receive medical intervention. Yesterday, he reportedly ate a sandwich and an orange, but since then, he's refused to eat anything else. Jail officials began force feeding Jeffs on Friday. He's in jail in Arizona on charges of arranging marriages between underage girls and older men. Jeffs faces similar charges in Utah.