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False News Report Claims that Warren Jeffs is Dead

False News Report Claims that Warren Jeffs is Dead
July 22
13:55 2016

Chalk it up to another case of you can’t believe everything you read on the internet.

Warren Jeffs

Warren Jeffs

A fictitious story caused quite the stir this week, claiming that a polygamous church leader died. The story claimed that 60-year-old Warren Jeffs, leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, was found dead in his prison cell.

The article appeared on AssociatedMediaCoverage.com, which ironically has a slogan that states, “News you can trust.”

Jeffs, who is serving a sentence of life plus 20 years since his 2011 conviction on crimes related to marrying and sexually abusing two underage girls he considered brides, is alive and breathing, Texas Department of Criminal Justice prison officials confirmed Wednesday.

Warren Jeffs’ brother, Lyle Jeffs, is currently wanted by federal authorities after escaping home confinement. Lyle Jeffs is facing charges in a food stamp fraud case.

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