Prosecutors have dropped charges against Micah Moore, who falsely confessed to the murder of Bethany Deaton, the wife of his spiritual leader.
Deaton’s death had been ruled a suicide before Moore’s admission. Prosecutors now say they will keep the case as an open investigation.
Micah Moore’s confession to the murder of Bethany Deaton — the wife of his spiritual leader Tyler Deaton — came after an ‘International House of Prayer’ group exorcism session , his attorneys claim.
In a motion to dismiss Moore’s confession they argue that according to the admission of detectives there is no evidence that Bethany’s death was anything other than a suicide.”
Micah Moore, the man who confessed to the murder of his religious sect leader’s wife appeared in court today.
After the hearing he was freed on a $250,000 cash bond.
He is due back in court in February.
A man who confessed to the murder of a woman whose death had initially been considered a suicide made up the story, his defense attorney claimed in court on Wednesday.
Earlier this month Micah Moore told police he had killed Bethany Deaton at the instruction of her husband, his spiritual leader, to stop her from revealing she was being sexually assaulted by fellow members of her husband’s spiritual community.
Bethany Deaton’s murder bears an eerie similarity to the murder of a woman in the fictional book, House of Lies.
The author says she has now come under attack by some people within the International House of Prayer.
The International House of Prayer in Kansas City, Missouri, has tried to distance itself further from Tyler Deaton, the leader of a controversial religious group whose wife was murdered — allegedly at his command.
Meanwhile, the media reports that people have long expressed concern at Deaton’s manipulative behavior
Micah Moore, a student at the International House of Prayer University — also a member of a ‘religious sexual community’ — confesses to murdering a female housemate to cover up sexual abuse.
The woman’s husband, Tyler Deaton, is said to be the cult’s spiritual leader. Authorities say he is also under investigation.