The Body Archive

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Jury acquits Robidoux of murdering baby

TAUNTON — An Attleboro mother charged with second-degree murder for starving her baby to death on the orders of her religious sect was acquitted yesterday of murder but convicted of assault and battery, a misdemeanor, which allowed her to walk …

Sect mom guilty of lesser charge

Sect mom guilty of lesser charge: Robidoux convicted of A&B for starving infant TAUNTON — A former member of a religious sect was cleared of murder charges yesterday but convicted of assault and battery for starving her infant son to …

Sect case goes to jury

Deliberations continue today in the case of an infant who died because he was denied solid food for 51 days. TAUNTON — After hearing fiery closing arguments, a jury yesterday began deliberating whether former Attleboro religious sect member Karen E. …

Robidoux coerced, court told

TAUNTON — Karen E. Robidoux was emotionally battered and so isolated from the outside world that she sincerely believed that if she began feeding her dying son, God would kill the child growing inside her, a forensic psychologist testified yesterday. …

Ex-members were cursed

TAUNTON — The Attleboro religious sect not only shunned the outside world as Satan’s realm, but prayed for curses on sect members who left the insular group, according to testimony at Karen Robidoux‘s murder trial Thursday. Apostates (ex-members) J. Gordon …

Defense: Robidoux powerless to aid son

The Attleboro sect mother faced increasing stress as her husband enforced an order that she feed the boy only breast milk, a psychologist testifies. TAUNTON — Nightmares and flashbacks wracked Karen E. Robidoux. Her memory stumbled. She trembled. She carried …

Robidoux breaks down during trial

TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) A woman accused of starving her baby to death to fulfill a religious prophecy broke down in tears Friday as she listened to a defense psychologist recount her description of desperately trying to breast feed her son …