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DA: Bent has “50/50” chance of 2008 trial date (PODCAST)

In a phone interview with Beyond90Seconds.com this morning, District Attorney Donald Gallegos said it’s possible the criminal case against controversial church leader Wayne Bent may not take place this year.  Pressed for a prediction, Gallegos said he feels that there is a “50/50” chance the trial will get underway in 2008. If the Bent trial […]

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Judge sets Wayne Bent’s bond at $150,000 (VIDEO & PODCAST)

Update:  (July 23): Attorney:  Don’t fringe on religeous freedom (The Raton Range) The Raton Range delivers excellent coverage of Wayne Bent’s July 18 arraignment.  The newspaper launches into the story with this lead paragraph: The attorney for the leader of what many people refer to as a cult that maintains its compound northeast of Des […]

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Bent court date Friday; no confirmation that State returned “Healed” to parents

Update: (July 18 ) Judge sets Wayne Bent’s bond at $150,000 (July 17)  If you’ve spent time following any criminal or civil case, you know it’s not uncommon for court dates to change.  But a a check with New Mexico’s Union County District Court Clerk this morning confirmed that controversial church leader Wayne Bent (aka […]

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: Arraignment date set for Wayne Bent

Update: (July 18 ) Judge sets Wayne Bent’s bond at $150,000 (At about 12:30pm PST on July 10, Beyond90Seconds.com first reported that an arraignment date had just been set for the Wayne Bent case.  Less than an hour later, the arraignment date had been rescheduled.  This story has been updated to include the new arraignment […]

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NM Supreme Court assigns judge to Wayne Bent case

(Update: July 10):  Arraignment date set for Wayne Bent (Updated; July 8, 8:18pm PST.) Beyond90Seconds.com has learned that the New Mexico Supreme Court has assigned Judge Gerald E. Baca to preside over “all matters” concerning the State’s case against controversial church leader Wayne Bent (aka Michael Travesser). Judge Baca presides in the Fourth Judicial District in […]

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Will letters written to Grand Jury on Bent’s behalf fall mute?

COMMENTARY 23 carefully thought-out letters were reportedly handed over to a New Mexico District Attorney Monday along with a request that they all be read to a Grand Jury Tuesday. The letters were written by members of The Lord Our Righteousness Church defending the character–and proclaiming the innocence– of their leader, Wayne Bent (aka Michael […]

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