NYC Grandmother Pleads Guilty In Voodoo Ritual

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York City grandmother of a 6-year-old girl who was severely burned in a voodoo ritual has admitted she did nothing to stop it.

Sylvenie Thessier, of Queens, pleaded guilty Wednesday to endangering the welfare of a child. Under a plea deal, she faces three years in prison.

Prosecutors said the child’s mother, Marie Lauradin, sprayed the girl with rum and set her on fire in June 2009 to rid her of evil spirits.

They said the 71-year-old grandmother later doused the girl with water and put her to bed without seeking medical help.

The girl’s mother was set to go on trial on charges of assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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  1. Bumbles says:

    In the ghettoooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!

  2. DR. MENGLE,GOT TWINS? says:

    Harlem going..learn to spell..oh and get your jr graduation papers.you know where you can put them..who do voodoo..stupid Negroes from Haiti..but i gots my mojo jerking..

  3. mr says:

    3yrs and will probably get probation BURN HER ALSO HOPE SHE BURNS IN HELL HOPE THEY BURN HER HOLE IN JAIL

  4. androshi says:

    she did everything wrong-she probably had the right idea-where as if the child had deep psychological issues – these demons-that in some way -she could rid them of the grandchild. this is not the first time this happened s. it always comes down to the rum.some people make their own and use high proof rum and forget to dilute it.

    this is no stranger or odd than any other religion. Christians used to beat them selves with whips. why do people fast on some holidays and feast on others.

    what you could do -if anybody is reading -is take a nice bath with holy water.
    some nice herbs -nice oils -and pray over it.

    the bottom line is people are people-if your child is bad or naughty -thats your child -not a demon.

    if your child is good is that an angel? we need to step away from the “possession” theory. we have free will.

  5. the lookout says:

    they should be given the same treatment. I’d light the match.

  6. wellinsured says:

    too light of a sentence – any harm, abusive acts done to children should be set as a manditory sentence till the child reaches 21 – light sentences like this only give the abuser time to soothe the child and gain trust again for them to do it again.

  7. Waynesworld says:

    Who is letting these people into this country? Lets begin there.

    1. Tito says:

      How do you know they weren’t born in this country?

    2. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

      THE SAME PEOPLE WHO MURDERED MOST OF THE INDIANS AND RUBBER STAMPED SLAVERY AS BEING COOL, THE GOVERMENT.

      1. Mal Suggs says:

        Hamhock,

        Slavery was first rubber-stamped by the African tribal leaders who happily supplied slaves to whitey. Know your history, mon frere.

  8. Trica says:

    Watch, they will try to plead religious freedom.

    No, there is only One God and He sent His ONLY Son, Jesus to show a more excellent way. He advised that if anyone were to harm even one hair on a child it is better for them to have a millstone hung around their neck and dumped into the sea. Three years? Think about eternity, folks!
    Poor Child, but she is better off without those evil spirits in her mom and grandmother.

    1. BigEz says:

      What proof do you have that there is only one God?

  9. BigEz says:

    These people are simply brainwashed freaks that need to be exterminated.

    1. HARLEM GOING HAM says:

      DEATH TO THEM ALL HUH? U REMIND ME OF HILTER. AND BY THE WAY, FAITH IS BELIEVING IN SOMETHING (NON- TANGIBLE)THAT ONE CAN’T PROVE. THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED FAITH AND NOT CERTAINITY.

      1. BigEz says:

        Harlem going ham – aka fruity pebbles

        You don’t want beef with me!

        Take your preaching and your beliefs Shove and shove it!!

        Anyone who intentionally hurts a kid is worthy of death! That’s my opinion.

        Just because you don’t share my opinion doesnt mean you have to come on here preaching and referring me to Adolf Hitler.

  10. Kathy Jones says:

    How on earth is this cosidered assault and not attempted murder?

  11. Dan Te says:

    She should just stick needles into the VooDoo doll….it’s works better than rum and fire.

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