TAUNTON, Mass. (AP) -- A leader of a religious sect who said he believed he was fulfilling God's prophesy and expected a miracle as he watched his infant son starve to death was convicted Friday of first-degree murder.
Jacques Robidoux, 29, testified in his own defense that he was following God's instructions as he withheld solid food for 51 days from his son, Samuel. The boy died died April 26, 1999, three days shy of his first birthday.
Robidoux is one of the leaders of a small sect known as "The Body."
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