Emergency motion aims to get Wayne Bent out of jail

The embattled leader of the Lord Our Righteousness Church may soon be out of jail if a judge rules in favor of an Emergency Motion for Release from Custody filed this afternoon by defense attorney Sarah Montoya.

Included in her 9-point argument, Montoya writes that letting Wayne Bent (aka Michael Travesser) out of jail would:

  • “…save the Union County Sheriff’s Department the expense in having to transport Mr. Bent to Taos for trial and to maintain custody over him during trial.”
  • “Release of the Defendant would allow defense to prepare for trial in a more expeditious manner.”
  • “Defendant is receiving a special diet while in custody and release would be appreciated by the Department of Corrections.”
  • “Defendant needs to procure a haircut and clothing before appearing before a jury.”

Bent’s trial is scheduled to begin December 8, 2008.  Earlier this year, a grand jury indicted Bent on two charges of criminal sexual contact with a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bent has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence.

The two-page Emergency Motion for Release from Custody filed at 12:39pm today appears below:

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