Category: Queen Shahmia

Manservant cult victim a little closer to freedom

BRADENTON — The skinny man walked into court Thursday in a simple, white outfit with a disheveled beard dangling to his chest. He had wanted to be an engineer. He had wanted to make millions of dollars to feed the poor, to help the unwanted. But that was years ago. Lawrence Joseph Ansaroff, a star soccer player in high school with a perfect math SAT score, got swept up in what police said was a cult. With two others, authorities said he committed a string of robberies that grabbed national attention. The trio had been taking orders from a woman

Husband of ‘queen’ fights to get kids back

News-Press, July 31, 2002 By MIKE HOYEM, Phillip Bradshaw, the husband of Richelle “Queen Shahmia” Bradshaw, went before a judge Tuesday, saying he wants his three children back. Lee Circuit Judge Isaac Anderson Jr. didn’t rule on the request. He conducted what’s known as a dependency review and continued the case. The Bradshaws’ children and five others were taken into the custody of the state Department of Children & Families after Richelle Bradshaw, 36, and her cult were arrested in south Fort Myers in January 2000 in a series of strong-arm robberies. Police said Richelle Bradshaw, who called