GRANTS, N.M. (AP) - The Latest on a New Mexico military-style Christian sect facing child abuse charges (all times local):
A judge has refused to lower bond for a member of a New Mexico paramilitary religious sect who faces child abuse charges.
Cibola County Magistrate Judge Larry Diaz said Friday that recent events surrounding the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps were getting "serious" and he couldn't lower bond for Stacey Miller.
Miller faces one count each of intentional abuse of a child between the ages of 12 and 18, bribery of a witness and not reporting a birth. Authorities say she failed to give her 12-year-old son medical treatment for the flu and he later died.
She is being held on $20,000 security cash bond.
Cibola County Undersheriff Michael Munk says Miller is still a member of the commune and authorities believe she and others facing charges in the child abuse investigation are flight risks.