Tag: 1 Mind Ministries

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.

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.

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.