Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mom Charged In Daughters Death
The 29-year-old Irvington woman is accused of neglecting her daughter so badly that the girl died last month of an untreated broken femur and malnourishment. Ovilde’s roommate, 24-year-old Myriam Janvier, pleaded not guilty to endangerment.
Christiana was found dead inside of the family’s Chancellor Avenue apartment on May 22. Ovilde’s 6-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter had been suffering from injuries and severe malnourishment when police took them from the home last month.
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Ovilde was a member of the "Walking With Christ" religious sect. The pastor, Emanyel Rezireksyon Kris, ordered his followers to fast extensively, to cut contact with their families and told them not to attend school or hold a job. The fasting rules were so extreme that Rezireksyon Kris told members of his congregation not to swallow their own saliva.