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 the purpose of providing statements. It doesn’t appear the seven women are penciling-in that appointment on their calendars.
Consider the latest post written on the church’s Web site. It’s written by Bent’s son, Jeff Bent:
I spoke to “the seven” this morning about the appearance the DA’s office is seeking to force them to make. I was assured by them that they will not give a statement to the DA, regardless of the threats made by his office. A few hours later, a Motion for Protective Order was filed on their behalf by Attorney Alan Maestas of Taos.
With the addition of Maestas, Bent’s defense team now includes at least two attorneys (Maestas joins Sarah Montoya).
Maestas believes that cases are best won through aggressive and comprehensive work prior to trial. His law firm, Maestas & Boothby, P.C. is a full service law firm with seven attorneys. The firm frequently associates with other law firms to insure cases are handled by people with the requisite experience and expertise.