Mother Whose Toddler Starved To Death Soon Released From Jail

A Maryland woman who pleaded guilty to being part of a religious cult that starved her toddler son to death will soon be released from the Baltimore jail.

Lawyers on both sides say they've agreed to send Ria Ramkissoon to a counseling center in rural northeast Maryland.

Ramkissoon is set to receive a 20-year suspended sentence under her plea deal. But a sentencing hearing Tuesday was postponed because her co-defendants have not yet gone on trial. She was one of five people charged in the death of 1-year-old Javon Thompson.

Authorities say the five starved the child because he did not say "Amen" after meals. Police found his body in a suitcase in Philadelphia.

Ramkissoon agreed to testify against the four other cult members as part of her plea deal.


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  • by Anonymous on Aug 12, 2009 at 02:06 PM
    maryland is such a hole.
  • by mandy on Aug 12, 2009 at 07:09 AM
    you know, the bible says in the last days basically that right will become wrong and wrong will become right. This is happening more and more. God Bless that poor little baby. I have a one year old and she can hardly say mama. . .how can you even thing of starving a poor little innocent baby. Crazy mama, and crazy cult that she belongs too are all going to bust hell wide open. Bet WITN doesn't print this. . .
  • by K Location: Gville on Aug 11, 2009 at 04:48 PM
    This is crazy. Not letting a child eat bcause they won't say Amen, that is absolutely crazy!
  • by angry mother Location: beaufort county nc on Aug 11, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    Why let her OUT?? She doesn't deserve to live!! Does anyone care about the poor baby and the life it lost in a most vicious manner...........starving a child to death. That is brutal!!! Karma Karma Karma!! I sure hope it comes around for her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Joe Location: Williamston on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:55 PM
    Does the court system actually read our comments or are we just making ourselves feel good. NOTHING IS EVER DONE AND IT'S NOT GETTING ANY BETTER!. Really this country is going nowhere and it seems that the judges are aiding this transition. We are tought in history class about "the lawless west" but these times are no better.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:49 PM
    Oh I'm sure she will get what's coming to her at some point in her life. You just never know when.
  • by Elizabeth on Aug 11, 2009 at 01:04 PM
    I can't understand some people... I would starve myself before I starved my child (i.e. if there was only enough food for one) so starving a child who probably couldn't' talk for not saying AMEN .... That gives good Christians a bad name.
  • by jb Location: nc on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:55 PM
    Our justice system is saying if you want to get rid of somebody just starve them and put them in a suitcase and everything will be a-ok. you'll be home before dinner and nothing will happen to you.... how so very patheic
  • by ? Location: ? on Aug 11, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    she should not get out ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by mother on Aug 11, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    this is so curel and makes me so sick. who cares if she's pleading against them, NONE of them should be released!! this is so sick!!!
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