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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]

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. [Read more...]