Judge Praises Former Cult Mom Who Starved Son to Death

Ria Ramkissoon A judge praised a young mother for great strides in her treatment after she starved her 1-year-old son to death while part of the 1 Mind Ministries religious cult.

The woman’s attorney said Wednesday she is breaking free of the belief that her son will be resurrected.

Hearing in 1 Mind Ministries cult death case

A young mother who starved her 1-year-old son to death while she a member of religious cult 1 Mind Ministries will be back in a Baltimore courtroom.

Ria Ramkissoon, who pled guilty in a plea deal, will appear at a hearing Wednesday to determine how she’s faring in treatment and when she can be assimilated back into the community.

Prosecutors agreed to suspend her sentence after determining that she had been brainwashed by cult leader Queen Antoinette. The cult leader was sentenced to 50 years in prison.

Cult leader gets 50 years in child’s death

One Mind Ministries Three cult members have been sentenced for the death of a toddler starved for not saying “Amen” after meals.

Authorities say they manipulated 23-year-old Ria Ramkissoon, who believed her baby would be resurrected through the dead through prayer. When that didn’t happen one member stuffed the body in a suit cases and left it in a storage shed in Philadelphia.

Woman who starved son in 1 Mind Ministries cult gets suspended sentence, probation

One Mind Ministries A woman who starved her 1-year-old son to death at the behest of a the leader of a religious group has been given a suspended sentence and probation.

Ria Ramkissoon was a member of 1 Mind Ministries but in a plea agreement she testified against the cult’s leader.

Jury convicts 1 Mind Ministries cult members in boy’s starvation death

One Mind Ministries A Baltimore jury on Tuesday afternoon convicted three alleged cult members on charges of first-degree child abuse resulting in death and second-degree murder for starving a 16-month-old boy in their city apartment because he did not say “amen” before meals.

The defendants each face a maximum of 60 years in prison when they are sentenced, scheduled for May 18.

1 Mind Ministries: closing arguments expected in trial of reputed cult members

One Mind Ministries Closing arguments are expected today in the Baltimore trial of three members of an alleged cult — the now defunct 1 Mind Ministries — who are accused of starving a toddler to death because he didn’t pray properly.

The defendants, who are representing themselves, rested their cases within minutes Monday without calling any witnesses.

Witness: Accused cult leaders had her committed to keep quiet

Javon Thompson A woman who once lived with three accused cult leaders testified Thursday that they had her involuntarily committed to a mental hospital to keep her quiet about a toddler’s starvation death.

Members of the culthave been charged with murder in the death of baby Javon Thompson.

Mother says she agreed to starve son to rid him of demonic spirit

One Mind Ministries The mother of a dead child testified Wednesday that she agreed to starve her toddler son, who refused to say “amen,” to rid him of a demonic spirit that was potentially placed there when her own mother offered the boy up to the devil.

She still believes God will resurrect her son.

Prosecutors: Boy starved to death at cult’s hands

One Mind Ministries The leader of a religious cult was “outraged” when a 1-year-old boy did not say “Amen” before a meal and ordered her followers to deprive him of food and water until he died, a Baltimore prosecutor told jurors Monday.

Three members of the now-defunct cult known as 1 Mind Ministries are on trial for murder in the death of Javon Thompson

Trial near in cult starvation death

One Mind Ministries Queen Antoinette – aka Toni Sloan or Toni Ellsberry – sat at a defense table Tuesday and grimaced every time she heard a statement she didn’t like, particularly those containing the words “cult” or “commune.”

Her actions irked Assistant Public Defender Maureen Rowland, representing one of Antoinette’s co-defendants in a bizarre homicide case that involves the alleged starvation death of a toddler.

Jury selection set to begin in cult’s child starvation case

One Mind Ministries Two women who were part of the now defunct One Mind Ministries cult won’t have the benefit of lawyers when they go on trial on charges they starved a 1-year-old boy to death.

The boy’s mother has agreed to testify against the group members.

Cult members prepare for trial in death of boy who would not say ‘Amen’

One Mind Ministries The focus will be the leader of the small group One Mind Ministries, which police call a cult.

Queen Antoinette ordered followers to starve a 16-month-old boy in 2007 because he didn’t say “Amen” at breakfast, prosecutors say in court records.

1 Mind Ministries cult member withdraws guilty plea in child’s death

Javon Thompson A former member of a religious cult backed out of a plea deal Friday and will face trial on charges that he and others starved a toddler to death because the boy refused to say “Amen” after meals.

Marcus A. Cobbs, 22, had agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of accessory after the fact. But his attorney abruptly withdrew the plea after a dispute with prosecutors over the conditions of his release.

Cult member to plead guilty to reduced charge in baby starvation case

Javon Thompson A member of the now defunct religious cult One Mind Ministries is planning to plead guilty to a reduced charge related to the starvation death of 1-year-old Javon Thompson.

The attorney for Marcus Cobbs says he will plead guilty Friday to accessory after the fact, according to the Associated Press.

The boy’s mother and several other members of the cult were charged in connection with the boy’s death, who was allegedly starved because he would not say ‘Amen’ after meals.

A trial for the other members has been postponed until January 27.

Trial for three 1 Mind Ministries cult members postponed

One Mind Ministries 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.

1 Mind Ministries Cult Members Set For Trial In Boy’s Death

Javon Thompson Four members of a religious cult accused of starving a 1-year-old boy to death are scheduled for trial Monday, AP reports.

Authorities say the cult members starved 1-year-old Javon Thompson to death because the boy did not say “Amen” after meals.

Former cult member who starved baby to be released to counseling program

One Mind Ministries A woman who pleaded guilty to starving her toddler son to death while part of a religious cult will be released from the Baltimore jail within a matter of weeks or even days, her attorney said Tuesday.

Members of the now defunct 1 Mind Ministries cult starved the toddler after he would not say ‘amen’ at mealtimes.

One Mind Ministries trial: cult members have yet to hire lawyers

Javon Thompson Two cult of four cult members scheduled to stand trial in the starvation death of a child have yet to hire lawyers.

The 1-year-old boy was starved because he refused to say ‘Amen’ after meals.

The boy’s mother is to testify against the other cult members.

Legal experts: Cult member not criminally insane, despite odd plea

One Mind Ministries A former religious cult member who helped starve her son to death believes he will be resurrected, but legal experts say her extreme faith doesn’t make her criminally insane.

The boy died more than two years ago when cult members stopped feeding him because he refused to say “Amen” after a meal, according to a statement of facts.
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