Seven years ago, I met a psychopath. That psychopath presented a story about himself that was a complete lie – from his profession, to his family, to even his birth name. By the time I learned that he was the suspect in the murder of two people (his own mother Alma Collins and his ex-girlfriend Shawn Mason), it was too late. I had already given birth to our son Prince.
Two weeks after Prince was born, I fled Rams’ house at gun point. I ran to the police for help, but trusting the Virginia police ended up being one of the biggest mistakes of my life. Instead of helping to keep my family safe, they helped my abuser.
I fought to keep my son safe from Rams for 15 months. Finally, after a judge in MD granted Rams unsupervised visitation, Joaquin Rams murdered my son Prince. Two weeks after Prince was killed, I learned that Rams had taken out over 500k in life insurance policies on my child.
My story begins with how I fell victim to a dangerous psychopath. After discovering that my son’s father was a suspected serial killer, I fled with my newborn baby and tried to work within the family court system to keep my son safe. After Prince’s murder, I became a fierce advocate to get justice for my son by holding accountable the people and institutions that contributed to his murder. This memoir is the journey of how I went from victim to advocate, and a call to action in order to start the conversations required to protect the children who will come next.
STATUS OF THE BOOK:
Completed Manuscript – 81,000 words
All media/literary inquiries should be directed to my literary agent:
Gina Panettieri, Talcott Notch Literary
31 Cherry Street, Suite 100
Milford, CT 06460