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

Two women won’t have the benefit of lawyers when they go on trial on charges they starved a 1-year-old boy to death while part of a religious cult.

Queen Antoinette and Trevia Williams have opted to represent themselves at their murder trial in Baltimore.

They’re accused of denying food and water to toddler Javon Thompson because he wouldn’t say “Amen” after meals.
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– Source / Full Story: Jury selection set to begin in child starvation case, Ben Nuckols, AP via the Baltimore Sun, Feb. 16, 2010 — Summarized by Religion News Blog

The women are part of the now defunct One Mind Ministries (aka 1 Mind Ministries) cult.

The boy’s mother entered a plea deal in which she agreed to plead guilty to a child-abuse charge.

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