The Body Archive

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Sect founder Robidoux dies

ATTLEBORO — Roland Robidoux, the founder of a local religious cult whose beliefs led to the starvation death of his grandson, has died, apparently after a lengthy illness, authorities said Wednesday. Police were called to the group’s home at 196-198 …

New trial denied

ATTLEBORO — Jacques Robidoux, the Attleboro religious cult father who now claims he was brainwashed when he starved his almost 1-year-old son to death in 1999, has lost his bid for a new trial. Robidoux, who was a leader in …

Cult-ivating a new defense

Sect leader serving life for starving son claims he was brainwashed Killer cult dad Jacques Robidoux has pulled away from the controversial religious sect and is seeking a new trial, copping an insanity plea similar to one that got his …

Cult dad seeking new trial

ATTLEBORO — Jacques Robidoux, the Attleboro religious cult father imprisoned for starving his son to death, is seeking a new trial on the grounds that his original trial lawyer failed to seek an insanity defense. Robidoux, 32, now says he …

Sect topic of TV magazine

Coming up on Dateline In a Dateline/Court TV exclusive, Keith Morrison reports on a bizarre legal drama in which parents, who belonged to a fanatical religious group, stand trial for the murder of their baby. Had the groups strange religious …

Cult lawyer calls verdict just

ATTLEBORO — No jury in the country would have convicted Karen Robidoux of murder once they learned what life was like for the former Attleboro religious sect member, her attorney told a local lawyers’ group Thursday night. “There wasn’t legal …

Robidoux recovering

LAKEVILLE — When Attleboro religious sect member Michelle Mingo was set free last week, she left court wearing the familiar jumper dress worn by sect women and resumed life in the sect home on Knight Avenue. But Karen Robidoux, who …

Obedience to cruelty

The jury that decided the fate of Karen E. Robidoux was handed a difficult case. Ms. Robidoux, a former member of an Attleboro-area religious sect, was accused of second-degree murder in the 1999 starvation of her infant son, Samuel. The …

Woman admits role in child’s death

TAUNTON — Michelle Mingo, the woman whose prophecy led to the starvation murder of her baby nephew, yesterday acknowledged her role in his death before walking out of court with her “spiritual husband,” apparently headed back to the Attleboro religious …