A leader of a cult in Baltimore was convicted of murder Tuesday after police say she convinced a woman to starve her 16 month old son to death because he would not say “amen” before dinner.
“Queen Antoinette”, her daughter Trevia Williams and Marcus Cobbs were found guilty Wednesday of second degree murder and child abuse resulting in death for the murder of Javon Thompson.
Although an exact date is unknown, prosecutors believe the child died somewhere between December 2006 and January 2007.
The mother of Javon, Ria Ramkissoon who pleaded guilty to a child abuse charge last year, says Queen Antoinette told her the child had a “spirit of rebellion” inside him because he refused to say “amen” before meals. She instructed the mother to starve him to cure him of the “evil spirit” ultimately causing the baby to die.
After the baby’s death, Queen instructed the woman to “resurrect him” by dancing for him, singing to him and giving him water and when that didn’t work the child’s body was stuffed in a suitcase and toted around with the group until they moved to Philadelphia.
Queen Antoinette maintains that the child said “amen” before and was being disobedient when he refused. Police doubt however that the 16 month old was capable.
The trio faces up to 60 years in prison for the crime.
SMH….these people are sick.