NM vs. Wayne Bent: October 31 court documents

A “final fast”, a steady diet of legal maneuverings and rulings, and a lone ambulance ride on Halloween; it’s all made for a busy—some might say dramatic—week in the State of New Mexico’s case againt controversial church leader Wayne Bent. Bent, also known as Michael Travesser, is charged with having sexual contact with two underaged… Continue reading NM vs. Wayne Bent: October 31 court documents

Church’s Web site: Wayne Bent arrested

Updates (October 31): Photo: Wayne Bent in ambulance waving to church members (strongcity.info) ‘Messiah’ Cult Leader Arrested (Albuquerque Journal / subscription required) Wayne Bent, who says he’s been anointed by God as the Messiah, was a no-show for a Las Vegas motions hearing in his criminal case. State District Judge Gerald E. Baca, who had… Continue reading Church’s Web site: Wayne Bent arrested

Jeff Bent: “The Seven” will not give statements to DA

It looks like another line’s been drawn in the high desert sand as a showdown looms between the State of New Mexico and the defense team for embattled church leader Wayne Bent. Last week, the State filed court papers notifying seven women in Bent’s church to appear at the DA’s office on November 3rd for… Continue reading Jeff Bent: “The Seven” will not give statements to DA

Please stand by for additional court documents in Wayne Bent case

We will not stand down until we receive our deliverance promised by heaven. -Jeff Bent’s concluding sentence in his post, “Injunctive Relief Sought” published today on strongcity.info Please be advised that additional court documents in NM vs. Wayne Bent will be posted hear this morning. Defense Motion for Injunctive Relief (filed October 27, 2008 )… Continue reading Please stand by for additional court documents in Wayne Bent case

7 women in Bent’s flock “commanded” to appear at DA’s Office

Wayne Bent and members of his church are now 18 days into their “final fast” as a November 17 trial date closes-in.  The court file might look stuffed. At least 10 documents were filed on Friday, October 24.  The most interesting development here is that seven women in Bent’s church have been “commanded” to appear… Continue reading 7 women in Bent’s flock “commanded” to appear at DA’s Office

Newspaper obtains State’s motion to “monitor” welfare of Strong City flock

Jeff Bent wrote about it on his church’s blog early Friday evening, and now the Albuquerque Journal‘s Web site has just published a similar story about the State’s apparent effort to check-in on the welfare of nearly 50-members of the Lord Our Righteousness church near Clayton, New Mexico. Church leader Wayne Bent and many—if not… Continue reading Newspaper obtains State’s motion to “monitor” welfare of Strong City flock