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Wayne Bent trial transcripts emerging Online

TRANSCRIPTS Two frequent contributors to the comments sections of this blog have teamed-up to post written transcripts of the Wayne Bent trial on the Internet. Sam Redman and Jan Brennan are publishing the transcripts at Redman’s Strong City “mirror site“. According to Redman’s mirror site, the names of the victims will be redacted from its […]

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“Esther” returns to Strong City

Update (February 9, 2009 / 2:35pm PST):  A note from Esther *** She’s back. 25-year-old Aquinnah O’Keefe (aka Esther) returned to the Lord Our Righeousness Church compound known as “Strong City” on Saturday afternoon.  According to, O’Keefe returned to “the land” in remote northeastern New Mexico around 2:30pm local time. A photo posted on […]

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Strong City posts its video of “Esther” interview with KOB-TV

When KOB-TV sent reporter Jeremy Jojola more than 300-miles for an exclusive interview with a woman who’d been fasting for nearly a month, his station would not have the only camera in the room. Members of Wayne Bent’s “Strong City” also videotaped KOB’s unfolding interview with Aquinnah O’Keefe (aka “Esther”). Today, Strong City published its […]

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VIDEO: KOB-TV’s exclusive interview with “starving” woman

Just hours before authorities removed Aquinnah O’Keefe (aka “Esther”) from a “cult” compound in northeastern New Mexico last Wednesday, KOB-TV’s Jeremy Jojola conducted an exclusive interview with the young woman. O’Keefe, who said she’d not eaten since December 30th, had been fasting to protest the imprisonment of Wayne Bent (aka “Michael Travesser). O’Keefe’s sister is […]

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VIDEO: Starving woman’s removal from “cult” compound

Update #6: 6:17pm (PST): KOB-TV 6:30pm news story from reporter Jeremy Jojola Update #5: 1:30pm (PST): This is another video produced by Strong City today.  It features additional footage of O’Keefe/Esther as she’s taken to an ambulance.  This video shows a closer shot of the court document deputies presented to O’Keefe/Esther. Update #4: 12:45pm (PST): […]

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BREAKING NEWS: “Esther Taken”

Update #7 (12:11am PST/January 29, 2009): AUDIO/ JEREMY JOJOLA #2 / UNEDITED / RUNS 13:28 / Jeremy Jojola, #2 Update #6 (11:35pm PST/January 28, 2009):  The second interview with Jeremy Jojola is about to be conducted.  Once that interview wraps-up, I’ll upload it shortly afterwards. Update #5: AUDIO / JEFF BENT / UNEDITED/ RUNS 29:44 […]

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