Rosetta Books had just published Dr. Katherine Ramsland’s newest Crimescape® ebook, MOM: God Told Me To Kill. It is a frightening and unforgettable story. If Mark Gado’s MOM: The Killer profoundly disturbed you, then Ramsland’s new book in this collection will send chills down your spine.
The two older boys, ages 6 and 12, hand-lettered their signs for Mother’s Day — “Thank God for Mothers” and “Mother’s Love Grows Here” — and set them out near the front door, while the 14-month-old baby watched their labor of love. This home belonged to a seemingly perfect family: a loving husband and wife, devoted to each other and their three sons, planning a big family barbeque for Mother’s Day.
Overnight, a stunning tragedy struck. The devoutly religious mother, with no history of mental illness, acted on a secret delusion. From several signs she saw during the day, she believed that God had ordered her to sacrifice her sons, just as He had commanded Abraham in the Old Testament to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. This story is a terrifying tale of sudden descent into unthinkable madness. Her trial created a dramatic legal controversy over whether a person who kills because she truly believed God commanded it can be found guilty of murder. Today, she is working toward the unsettling possibility of eventual release, and, surprisingly, she might achieve it.