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Trini mom escapes jail in US after she abused her son to death.

A judge yesterday imposed a five-year probation sentence on a Trinidadian woman who starved her one year-old son to death allegedly at the urging of a religious cult leader.
Baltimore Circuit Judge Timothy J Doory imposed the sentence on Ria Ramkissoon, 23, who last year pleaded guilty to abuse resulting in the death of Javon Thompson. Ramkissoon, who has been in jail since her August 2008 arrest, will not serve any further jail time. The judge suspended the balance of her 20-year sentence, ordering her to report to a residential treatment facility for young women. She admitted in court to denying food and water to the child when he did not say “Amen” before a meal.

Prosecutors said Javon wasted away over the course of a week before his heart stopped beating. They said at the time of Javon’s death, Ramkissoon was living here with a small religious cult, led by a woman who calls herself “Queen Antoinette.” Ramkissoon was raised a Hindu, but converted to Christianity when she was a teenager, prosecutors said, adding that “Queen Antoinette” allegedly told Ramkissoon that Javon had a “spirit of rebellion” inside him and that denying him food would cure him. “Queen Antoinette”, her daughter Trevia Williams and another follower, Marcus A Cobbs, have been convicted of second-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. They face 60 years in prison when they are sentenced next month.

“I just want to say thank you to everybody that did their best and listened to me, and believed in me,” Ramkissoon told the court at her sentencing earlier this week. Her attorney, Steven D Silverman, said Ramkissoon was intimidated by “Queen Antoinette.” “She was really sucked in and duped by these people,” he told reporters after the sentencing,” he said. “I think she is starting to realise, albeit painfully realise, that there will be no resurrection, that ‘Queen Antoinette’ never spoke with God.” Julie Drake, Assistant State Attorney, said the sentence was compassionate but fair. “The state has always seen her as something of a victim in this case,” she said. (CMC)

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Comment by Kisher on May 12, 2010 at 9:42pm
I have to agree with Sylvester they should starve her ass
Comment by Verdelle on May 4, 2010 at 1:42pm
stupes...she must have been thinking she gave birth to a doll. at least he's with the angels now...RIP babyboy
Comment by Sylvester Smith on May 2, 2010 at 10:56am
I think jail for her would have been too nice anyway, at least in jail they feed you. How about starving her ass to death. ( sorry if I sound hash but action speaks louder than words ) she did the act.
Comment by kathy joseph on April 27, 2010 at 6:19pm
should have rotten in jail
Comment by tania harris on April 26, 2010 at 2:16pm
omg are we all going nuts lady tjhats ur child there is only one coure of action u can take when ur hungry eat come on.
Comment by Ripper on April 26, 2010 at 1:26am
How can you let someone tell YOU not to feed you child. The child that your dumb ass held for 9 f*c* around months and pushed. Let someone tell me to starve my child as punishment.. I would break their jaw.
Comment by FOXXTAFARI on April 26, 2010 at 12:05am
That ain't religion B****! you into SATANISM!!! Someone drown this DEVIL face down in holy water....
Burn In Total Carnage ridden Hell !
Comment by Kerry-ann Mckenzie on April 25, 2010 at 10:09pm
This is what happens when you don't know who you are. I am a mother of three beautiful boy . And I would never put anyone or anything before them except GOD. A person with the heart to hurt a baby should be locked up forever.
Comment by ren00ryu on April 25, 2010 at 6:44pm
wtf i dont care what any religious person said to her, how could she starve her child. lock her the f*** up and counsel her in there.
Comment by Ava on April 25, 2010 at 4:34pm
As a Trinbagonian my self I am happy that she was not put in jail, however as a mother I am disappointed that the life of her 1 year old son was lost, for the lack of that parental skill and the protective nature never kick in. She need a lot of psy help going forward.

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