In late 2012, Micah Moore was arrested and charged in the murder of 27 year-old Bethany Deaton. A statement of probable cause revealed sordid details about Bethany's husband, Tyler Deaton, and the Christian group he ran out of his home. The Deatons had ties to the International House of Prayer (IHOP), a prominent New Apostolic Reformation ministry in Kansas City, Missouri. As more details emerged, IHOP distanced itself from Tyler Deaton, and Moore's attorney recanted his client's murder confession.
I'd like to share two must-read links about the case with readers. First, Rolling Stone published a detailed look into Bethany and Tyler Deaton's lives entitled "Love and Death in the House of Prayer". Jeff Tietz takes readers into the world of IHOP, the shocking accusations against Tyler Deaton, and Bethany Deaton's sorrow in the days leading up to her death.
Second, Kendall Beachey recently shared his memories about Tyler Deaton at the Cosmic Cathedral. Beachey's post conveys his sorrow and devastation after Bethany's murder, when he was faced with so many questions about his former friend.
Both are powerful reads. I encourage readers to check both out.