[Updated, 7:50 p.m. ET] A source familiar with the medical condition of polygamist leader Warren Jeffs' medical condition told CNN Monday that Jeffs was in a coma. The source did not provide further details.
The source's information came after Texas prison officials said Jeffs was in critical condition at a hospital following a fast.
[Initial post, 1:07 p.m. ET] Polygamist leader Warren Jeffs was in critical condition in a Texas hospital Monday after falling ill during a fast, state prison officials said.
The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a breakaway Mormon sect, was sentenced to life plus 20 years in early August after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls he claimed were his "spiritual wives."
Jason Clark, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, said Jeffs was sent to a hospital in Tyler on Sunday night and was in critical but stable condition Monday.
"He was not eating or drinking enough fluids and also has some other medical conditions," Clark said without elaborating, citing inmate privacy rules.
Jeffs told prison officials he was not on a hunger strike but that he had been "fasting," Clark said.Read CNN's full coverage of Warren Jeffs' hospitalization in Texas