CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Caribbean Fever - Your ONLY destination to all things Caribbean and more

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)

Views: 75


You need to be a member of CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever to add comments!

Join CaribbeanFever / FeverEyes / CaribFever

Comment by MICHELLE MILLS on April 25, 2010 at 3:58pm
her ass should of rot in jail .
Comment by Tammy on April 25, 2010 at 5:03am
@ deborah girl u right they would have drive over her black ass no question lol
Comment by deborah rollerson on April 25, 2010 at 3:18am
What kind of nonsense is that? She needs her ass beat!!!!You mean to tell me she just stood there and watch her baby dehydrate,shrivel and die.. After 3days one can see the symtpoms of starvation. Sunken eyes,ashen skin, weakness.Ain't that much religion in the world. It doesn't take long for a baby to starve to death.The court system should never let her ass out of jail. You let that had been an african american mother. The sentence would be way different

Celebrate your BIRTHDAY with CaribbeanFever on 107.5 WBLS, NY







PUMP IT! or DUMP IT! SAT & SUN NIGHT on Caribbean Fever 107.5 WBLS NY (GET YOUR NEW MUSIC PLAYED) SONG{S} BEING VOTED ON ARE {------ ) and {----- }



Caribbean Fever with the best Caribbean News online!




© 2023   Created by Caribbean Fever.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service