Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cult Members Sentenced In Baby's Death

Maryland: Three people who prosecutors said were part of a cult that starved a toddler because he didn't say amen before meals were sentenced Tuesday to time in prison.

Javon Thompson's body was found in a suitcase in Philadelphia in 2008, more than a year after his death in Baltimore. The alleged ringleader of the cult, Queen Antoinette, was sentenced by a judge to 50 years in prison. Prosecutors said Antoinette told the child's mother, Ria Ramkissoon, that denying food would cure the boy's rebellious spirit.

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Ramkissoon is already in a residential treatment program for young women as part of unusual plea bargain in which her plea will be withdrawn if the child is resurrected, as she believes.

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