Queens voodoo mom Marie Lauradin sentenced to 17 years in prison for setting daughter on fire
The Queens voodoo mom who set her six-year-old daughter ablaze in a grisly, demon-casting ritual was sentenced to 17 years in prison Monday.
Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter scolded Marie Lauradin for lying to cops and probation officers about how her daughter, Frantzcia Saintil, was set on fire, leaving her with life-altering scars over 25 percent of her body.
After her February 2009 arrest, Lauradin told cops she accidentally spilled a pot of boiling water on the child when the youngster came up from behind her. And she recently told probation officers she was rubbing alcohol on the child to soothe a fever when a candle ignited it.
“Either you tell me the truth or we’ll try the case,” Buchter told Lauradin.
Lauradin, 31, left the courtroom briefly to talk with her lawyer.
When she returned she admitted -under questioning from Buchter stripping the child naked and pouring an accelerant over her head and in a circle on the floor - a voodoo rite known as “loa.”