Trial for three 1 Mind Ministries cult members postponed

The trial of three members of 1 Mind Ministries, a religious cult, has been postponed until Jan. 27.

A fourth cult member will have his case heard on Friday — a possible sign that he intends to plead guilty, AP reports.

The cult members have been accused of starving a toddler to death because he would not say ‘amen’ at meal times.

Last March the child’s mother accepted a plea bargain that her attorney described as unprecedented in American jurisprudence, a 22-year-old Maryland woman yesterday agreed to cooperate in the prosecution of other defendants in the death of her son under the condition that charges against her be dropped if the child rises from the dead.

In August it was reported that the mother would be released from a counseling program the court had stipulated.


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This post was last updated: Oct. 27, 2009