UPDATE: New video interview about this development with KOB-TV’s Jeremy Jojola
Beyond90Seconds.com has learned that KOB-TV (Albuquerque) is about to report that convicted sex offender Wayne Bent plans to end his fast at noon tomorrow (January 2).
KOB-TV investigative reporter Jeremy Jojola confirms he’ll be reporting this latest development in the Bent case during tonight’s 10pm newscast on KOB-TV (NBC). Jojola tells Beyond90Seconds.com that he learned about Bent’s plan to end his fast from Tia Bland, a spokeswoman for the New Mexico Department of Corrections.
Later this evening, Beyond90Seconds.com will interview Jojola and post it on this blog shortly afterwards.
Earlier this month, a Taos jury convicted Bent of one count of second-degree criminal sexual contact of a minor and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. On Monday, a judge sentenced Bent to 18-years in prison, but suspended 8 of those years.
Bent is the leader of the Lord Our Righteousness Church. In the past, many of his followers have also chosen to fast when he has done so. Prior to Monday’s sentencing, Bent indicated that he would fast until his death if sent to prison.