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: