Convicted evangelist Alamo no longer hospitalized

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Posted: Nov 19, 2011 7:46 PM
Convicted evangelist Alamo no longer hospitalized

The lawyer for an Arkansas evangelist convicted of taking young girls across state lines for sex says his client was hospitalized for about two weeks but has since been released.

Defense attorney John Wesley Hall says Tony Alamo told his family that he was suffering from double pneumonia, liver problems and other ailments.

Hall also told The Associated Press on Saturday that he believed Almo was hospitalized for about two weeks up until a week ago.

The 77-year-old Alamo is serving a 175-year-prison sentence in Indiana.

His hospitalization was first disclosed Friday during a court hearing for a lawsuit filed by six women who say Alamo took them as child "brides." A seventh plaintiff says she was being groomed as his bride before she escaped his ministry in southwest Arkansas.