New Mexico Supreme Court denies cult leader Wayne Bent’s bond petition

New Mexico’s highest court has denied sect leader Wayne Bent’s petition to be released on bond from prison while he appeals his convictions for sexual misconduct with teenage female followers.

The Supreme Court denied the petition without explanation, as had the Court of Appeals.
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– Source / Full Story: NM high court rejects sect leader’s bond petition, AP, Oct. 27, 2009– Summarized by Religion News Blog

AP also says Bent is being force-fed. A judge cleared the way for that after the cult leader tried to starve himself by means of an extended fast in protest of his imprisonment.

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