How Much Influence Can One Person Have?

Queen Antoinette, copyright free from Baltimore Police Department

“There’s Something Wrong With That Child”

Ria says that, from the beginning, Queen Antoinette seemed suspicious of her son. She’d heard her make negative comments about his “rebellious spirit” before. But, in late December 2006 or early 2007, Javon failed to say “amen” after a morning prayer before breakfast.

A New Reality

It has been 16 years since Javon Thompson died. Ria shared her story with me hoping that speaking out about her experience might help someone else.

The Bottom Line

When I asked Ria those questions, she didn’t have any easy answers.



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Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Joni E. Johnston, Psy. D.

Forensic psychologist/private investigator//author of serial killer book. Passionate about victim’s rights, the psychology of true crime, and criminal justice.