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DA: Bent has “50/50” chance of 2008 trial date (PODCAST)

In a phone interview with Beyond90Seconds.com this morning, District Attorney Donald Gallegos said it’s possible the criminal case against controversial church leader Wayne Bent may not take place this year.  Pressed for a prediction, Gallegos said he feels that there is a “50/50” chance the trial will get underway in 2008. If the Bent trial …

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Judge sets Wayne Bent’s bond at $150,000 (VIDEO & PODCAST)

Update:  (July 23): Attorney:  Don’t fringe on religeous freedom (The Raton Range) The Raton Range delivers excellent coverage of Wayne Bent’s July 18 arraignment.  The newspaper launches into the story with this lead paragraph: The attorney for the leader of what many people refer to as a cult that maintains its compound northeast of Des …

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NM Supreme Court assigns judge to Wayne Bent case

(Update: July 10):  Arraignment date set for Wayne Bent (Updated; July 8, 8:18pm PST.) Beyond90Seconds.com has learned that the New Mexico Supreme Court has assigned Judge Gerald E. Baca to preside over “all matters” concerning the State’s case against controversial church leader Wayne Bent (aka Michael Travesser). Judge Baca presides in the Fourth Judicial District in …

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