“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 strongcity.info, O’Keefe returned to “the land” in remote northeastern New Mexico around 2:30pm local time. A photo posted on… Continue reading “Esther” returns to Strong City

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

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

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):… Continue reading VIDEO: Starving woman’s removal from “cult” compound

BREAKING NEWS: “Esther Taken”

https://www.https://https://www.beyond90seconds.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/beyond90seconds_42.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadUpdate #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 /… Continue reading BREAKING NEWS: “Esther Taken”

Video shows sheriff’s deputies performing welfare check on fasting woman

And yet another dramatic turn in the story that never dies: The Wayne Bent case. This time, though, someone’s life does seem to be at stake.  Although others may feel it’s a calculated drama with no intent of claiming any life. Now, as they say, “This just in…” Strong City has just posted yet another… Continue reading Video shows sheriff’s deputies performing welfare check on fasting woman