Every Single Day – and for the rest of my life…

The Associated Press came out with an article involving my son’s case this morning.  Several news outlets appeared to have picked it up within minutes of it being posted.  It appears that the story has gone national.  When I read the article, I actually felt like it was Christmas and my birthday at one time.  I only wish my little boy could have been here to experience this sheer joy.

 Toddler’s death promps review of 2 other deaths

Smoke and Clouds:

It appears that that Luc (or possibly the man he lives with) has been driving himself into a frenzy over the past week trying to comment on any blog/forum he can find in an attempt to tarnish my reputation and render my words not credible.  Despite these “odd”, periless, hilarious, and frankly idiotic attempts to “hijack the discourse” – the undeniable truth remains.  Screaming from the mountain tops about ME won’t change the fact that his own brother has called him a monster and believes Luc killed his own mother.  It also won’t change the fact that the police are investigating all of the people who have turned up dead around him.

Allow me to take a moment and state the obvious here:  The police don’t open a criminal investigation surrounding the death of a toddler merely because the mother wants them to do so.  (I can promise you – I am not that well connected)  The media would not make these claims without consulting with their attorney’s and verifying these investigations with the police.  A “vengeful mother” would not be able to create this level of media ground swell.  (Again, I am NOT this well connected or I would have gotten this in the paper BEFORE Prince died.)  Luc was given plenty of chances to speak with the media to “explain” and he chose not to comment.  It doesn’t take a genius to see why this might be the case.


As I have mentioned before, the first time anyone hears my story they either start crying, look at me with shock and horror, or just plain don’t believe it.  I can understand all of these reactions, because in the past three years I have had variations of all three of these.  It is hard to believe that someone could be capable of doing all of these terrible things and still be walking free amongst us.

When Prince first passed away, I would tell people about what happened and their initial reaction was usually, “how come I haven’t seen this in the news?” I didn’t have a good answer for that question because I also questioned why a lot of things hadn’t been in the news.  For example, why is THIS the first time that Luc’s name is being tied in the press to Shawn Mason’s death?  Why hadn’t anyone ever heard of Alma Collins?

Luc has told many stories to many people.  I have been contacted in just the past week by a few who had heard outrageous lies and couldn’t believe the things they didn’t know about Luc. (To even include his real age – 40…instead of the 35 that is on his drivers license or maybe the 20 something he is trying to get away with claiming these days)

I am thankful that average Americans can now pick up a newspaper and read some facts about this case for themselves and I no longer have to try and explain what all of the odd, scary, and dangerous events that occurred around this one man.

Let’s put this to bed:

If nothing else, I have attempted to be the most open and honest that I can in this blog.  I have never tried to hide the fact that when I left Luc in 2011 the police arrested both me and my sister.  Despite Luc’s attempts to make me look like a criminal, the public is free to look at my criminal record and see that my criminal case was completely dismissed.  My sister’s case was also dismissed when they realized that they wrongfully charged a victim.  After this situation, I learned how many rapists get away with this type of hideous crime.

In fact, after the Commonwealth Attorney presented his case, my lawyer made a motion to strike the evidence (basically meaning he asked the judge to decide if the evidence the Commonwealth presented even warranted us to present a defense).  The judge told us he didn’t need to see my defense, turned and laughed at the prosecutor and said, “Mr. Richardson, this is not obstruction of justice.”  I have not expunged my record, so for those interested and bored enough to look – I welcome you to go to the Prince William County, VA courthouse and get all the information you can find on this case and see for yourself.

Most people who read the Associated Press Article will not pick up on a very important and nuanced detail.  Luc’s mother died in the jurisdiction of Prince William County, VA.  (The same county that falsely arrested me and my sister) The Manassas City Police (different police department) is now looking into a case that Prince William believed and ruled as a suicide.  The Manassas City police are re-investigating Alma Collins’ case in connection to Luc.  Does anyone see where I am going with this?  I am not placing blame on the Prince William County Police, I am merely raising this question:  How come another Police Department is investigating a death you ruled a suicide?  If there was no evidence that this woman possibly died from something other than suicide, why has this case resurfaced?  I will leave this detail to my readers to contemplate because it is one that continues to baffle me.


I have been through hell in the past three years.  From the moment Lucifer walked into my life, stress and chaos have been a constant theme.  Since I have learned about all the things Luc has been “oddly” connected to (internet porn, several arrests, and now these murders/deaths that keep happening around him), I have prayed for the moment that the media shines a light on this cockroach.

The Associate Press quoted me as saying, “Either he is the most unlucky bastard on this planet, or he is a killer.”  I have my own suspicions of which is true.  In my custody case, my lawyer described a scene to Judge Algeo of Luc as a runaway train.  He said that everyone who comes into contact with Luc either ends up somehow hurt and sometimes they even die.  He then said, “now Prince is laying on the train tracks and train Luc is headed right for him.  Are you going to grab him out of the way or just let him get hit.”

Judge Algeo didn’t grab him out of the way – he let the train hit my son.

So now as the media frenzy begins, I will sit back (with my guardian angel Prince watching from above) and open up a bottle of champagne – and maybe some popcorn – and watch as the world finally sees what me and so many other victims have been dealing with after coming into contact with Lucifer.

My Prince (also known as Didi, JaJa,  Princepuss, Bubba, little man, baby cakes, and baby boy), I will love you forever and always.  As long as I am alive…you will always be my baby.  I will continue to fight for you every single day and for the rest of my life.  Love, Mama


  1. Christine on December 2, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    I just read the AP article on Yahoo. I am so glad this story is making national news and that the police are truly looking into all three deaths. My prayers for truth and justice will be with you and your little Prince. That photo of Prince with the AP article just brought tears to my eyes. He sure was a handsome little guy with big, brown eyes. Dear God…. I just cannot imagine how much you must ache for him. I’m so sorry. I hope this post on your blog will lay to rest some of the accusations and questions people have been posing against you, but we both know that Luc will have his supporters who will be willing to lie for him, and many folks will never see the truth because they don’t care about truth. But God cares, and the truth will come out. May God bless your little Prince and bring justice swiftly and surely.

  2. Sam Brandaux on December 2, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    I have my own negative experience with the United States Justice System which is nothing even remotely compared to yours but as you say, is just “different”.

    I am at a loss of words to express how heart wrenching the situation you and your son have encountered and I can only hope that this recent article published finally wakes up enough people and opens a new chapter into righting a terrible wrong. I have publicly posted it on my wall in hopes of possibly helping in some way or another. I truly wish there was something, anything more I could possibly do for you and your son besides getting the word spread and your story told. I find strength in your strength and for this, I thank you.
    Keep going and hold on tight – please.

    With warmest regards,
    Sam Brandaux

  3. stillhere on December 2, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    I am so glad Hera that justice may actually be served and that is what you have wanted all along. I told your story on Safe Kids International through tears the day you posted about it on Lovefraud. I wondered why there was no media coverage. Then I saw it on Dastardly Dads last week and the article was on Safe Kids International and a few other sites of protective parents fighting for change.

    Hera, it appears Prince may be bringing more justice than his own with him. I am so glad there is some shimmer of goodness coming from such a horrific story. Your story is helping many victims and adding another name to the cause as to why we are fighting for change across this country and that is protection of the children should be first and foremost NOT DNA.

    The first line of defense where family court is involved is to attempt to discredit the mother and make her out to be unstable and mental in any or all areas. You have proven to be a solid loving mother and an honest articulate woman who was duped by a ….Luc. Your reputation of strength through this, never wavering from the truth is all you have portrayed along with absolute love for your child and fighting for his safety.

    Let Luc and his minions spin out with their lies. It tells me there is more they are covering up. Just because someone says it, doesn’t make it so. The facts are speaking loud and clear.

    More people care about you and Prince than you know and the angels on your side. Enjoy your champaigne. So many parents who have not been heard are toasting with you.

  4. Karen Eggers on December 2, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Hera, I was so glad to see Prince’s story finally in the media. I have looked for it daily since I found your blog a few weeks ago. It is up to all of us reading this to stay on our elected officials to ensure Prince’s case does not fall to the wayside. I will continue to spread your story, and wait for the day when we can spread the news that Luc will never be able to hurt anyone again.

  5. maddamma on December 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Apparently Luc has infiltrated several blogs, including lovefraud. He is asking questions, spreading lies and arguing with his other made up people. HAHAHA-at least he is now providing comic relief.

  6. Lexecutioner on December 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Salud Momma, I’m having a nice glass right along with you! I also have waited for this day that Lucifer is exposed for the demon he truly is. I’ll continue to pray for you and your family, as we keep fighting for justice. Baby boy is smiling bright tonight as he watches over you!

  7. Tonya on December 2, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Prince was such a sweetheart. Everytime I would see him at school he was always smiling or dancing. He enjoyed the music at school and he loved playing with his friends. It was a pleasure to be around a kid who had a bright smile & a warm spirit.

    Forever in our prayers in hearts Prince

  8. Nadia Jackson on December 2, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    My name is Nadia Jackson and I am a teacher at KinderCare and my daughter was in Prince’s class. I will never forgot how cute he was, I’m sorry your son gotten taken away from you. No mother deserves to know what that feels like! I hope Luc gets everything that is coming to him and that the truth will finally come to light. You had an amazing son and you are a strong woman for fighting for him while he was here and even now that he is gone. God Bless you and your family!

    • cappuccinoqueen on December 2, 2012 at 9:42 pm

      Thank you all so very much. :). He loved you all too.

  9. Vanessa Reyes on December 2, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    My name is Vanessa Reyes and I too am a teacher at Kindercare. I worked in Prince’s classroom occasionally and I will never forget the first time I saw him. When I walked into the classroom, he came right up to me and held up his hands so I could pick him up. He was full of love and he gave love, he had the most beautiful smile, the cutest little face and an energetic personality. His beautiful memory will forever be in my heart. As I follow your story, all I want is to support you in every way, to help spread your story to every single person I know so that Justice may be served. The way the courts handled your custody situation is appalling, simply not okay, and I support you for doing everything you can to spread this story so that change can happen. I am a thousands times sorry for your loss. I know words can not heal your pain, but I pray that God will give you peace that only he can give. Hera, you and your family are in my constant thoughts and prayers. Keep fighting, we stand behind you. God bless…

  10. JYW on December 2, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Just saw your story in SFGate (San Francisco) just now. Ive been following your blog for the past week and my condolences. I was in tears that this happened to your little boy.

  11. May Medallada on December 3, 2012 at 1:17 am

    Hi Hera,

    I came across your blog because Vanessa Reyes shared the news story and your blog on Facebook. I, too, am a blogger, so I was compelled to read your blog from the beginning. I just spent the past 3 hours reading all of your posts. I was hysterically crying after your first post regarding Prince’s untimely death.

    While I have always had little faith in the American Justice System, your story makes it to where I can almost have zero faith in this system whatsoever. I cannot believe how so many people could be so careless and cold hearted to ignore the very obvious warning signs of how unfit a parent Luc is and how he needs to be locked away for the rest of his life. I wish I could personally punch everyone involved who mocked you, ignored you, and didn’t do the right thing. They had so many chances to prevent this.

    I will continue to follow your blog, support your cause, and would love to do anything I can to help the situation – whether it’s writing a letter urging the courts to remove certain judges and lawyers from their positions or whatever needs to be done.

    God bless you and your family. I hope that you may find peace one day. You will forever be in my heart, prayers, and thoughts.

    Thank you for being brave enough to share your story with the world.

  12. DawnG on December 3, 2012 at 7:35 am


    I’ve come over today from the lovefraud blog. I’m fairly disgusted that a few long-time commenters on that site have decided to question your credibility.

    I too was a target of a psychopath, and I know the great lengths they will go to hide their former lives and past/current activities so that a romantic partner isn’t able to make informed choices about them. I also lived with pathological lying and the continual mind f**k that kept me off center and unable to understand what was happening to me. I think it’s inevitable that the psychopath commits some atrocity that is SO egregious that we have no choice but to run away as quickly as possible, or roll over and die. (In your case, the rape of your sister).

    I’ve read questions from people attacking your truthfulness with things like ‘How could she have not known that he was into xxxx (insert dubious activity here)’. Well, I understand EXACTLY how that happens, and anyone who has come to the conclusion they’ve been targeted by a Cluster B should understand it too . There was a whole lot I didn’t understand, and absolutely did not know, until I pulled myself out of the fog and started digging into the BF’s life.

    What I’m struggling to say, through this rambling post, is that I get it. You were a loving, trusting, committed partner and the man you loved deceived you, abused you, and violated you and yours. That should be all the explanation that is needed regarding your role during that relationship.

    I send you all the love and strength I have to give, and my deepest sympathies for the loss of sweet little Prince.

    • cappuccinoqueen on December 3, 2012 at 7:41 pm

      Thanks Dawn, I have chosen to stop commenting on Lovefraud for this very reason. I am trying to help people with my words and tell my story in the process. I don’t appreciate the comments spreading negative sentiments. I am, however, strong enough of a person to keep moving and not pay attention to people who have no idea what they are talking about. Thank you so much for your support. 🙂

      • Christine on December 3, 2012 at 11:27 pm

        Hera, you are stronger than me.

        I think the majority of readers over at LF support you and donna did close the threads in question. It’s really a shame that you’ve been chased away, but I guess people who want to support you can come over here.

        • Hilary on December 4, 2012 at 8:32 am

          I’m sorry to read that that’s been happening over at LF. I’d read only the comments that confessed they’d privately doubted you and were coming forth and apologizing for it. As I’ve written to you privately, Hera, I have sometimes felt unwelcome on LF, but I attributed most of it to my own viewpoint because of my age and to the fact that the majority of posters have been seriously hurt by the same types of people we have. They’re understandably skittish and skeptical. And as one of them said to you, she had a hard time believing that someone could be so strong in the face of such trauma. I’m so sorry to read that anyone has been questioning your (or any of our) ability to see beyond the mask of a psychopath. Please know that I, for one, support you and Prince and your family, and I’m so very glad that you’ve had a slice of victory pie today!

  13. Janine on December 3, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I came across your blog through Paula’s Pontifications. First I want to express my deepest sympathies. I cannot imagine your pain even as I sit here crying with a lump in my throat. Second, you are very brave and I commend you on your fight. Keep it up, you have many people behind you, people who understand what it is like to be involved with a sociopath. It is a sad and ugly world we live in when such amazing beauty as a young innocent child can be taken from us so easily. The family court system in this country needs to wake up. This should have never happened.

  14. TobinFrost on December 3, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Open comment to all of the dumb asses, and for Hera (you are a hero) you have to live in the real world not cyberworld, to comprehend this situation. There’s hindsight and then there’s blindsight, I apologize for myself and a few others for having both. Ive had the pleasure to be in the company of this strong young lady on more than one occasion, unfortunately it was through “luc” ( I lowercased the name on purpose, shit should never be capitalized)
    I remember when I first met Hera, I remember thinking ” either she is just as shifty as he is or she has not a clue what she is getting into”
    I say this why….I am not a close friend of luc but we have mutual friends and psuedo family. It it was always the same thing when he was around….” I’m going on tour with Brittany, rhianna, snoop, etc , my son is going to be the next tiger woods, I have a record contract with Atlantic records,I going to star in a movie with Robert Dinero, and a few other whale tales.
    It was one of the Holiday gatherings when I realized the this poor young lady was in trouble, and that she was a being victimized. luc walked in announcing their engagement, Hera I saw what was behind your eyes that gave it away. I watched you that evening I watched you watching us. I watched you as you sat in the passenger seat while he ranted on to me about his entertainment career, I kept getting the feeling that you just wanted to scream out HE IS LYING !!!!!
    believe me I already knew it I had him checked out and had no plans of doing bussiness with him, only later to find out that he had been falsely dropping my name as if I worked for him.
    It was later that we learned that Hera left luc, NOW HOLD ON TO YOUR HATS…..one evening soon after a few of us (antilucers) were discussing the situations and with much regret we all said someone is going to end up dead. And thus far look where we are.

    Hera in closing I apologize for the blindsight hindsight that this small group had, all of us didn’t think we had the right to get involved in yours or anyone else relationship…we took the none of our bussiness role due to the fact of not being immediately close to you or luc, but I do feel there is another contingency of people who should have stepped up……they know who they are.

    Hera you are strong, very cool, mature, pretty, and you were Chosen for this task for a reason you have more support than you can imagine. I know it doesn’t bring our PRINCE back but we will always keep him around.

    As for you luc, tsk tsk, you’ve finally gotten the fame you’ve wanted you’re name is now in lights and they are definitely coming to get you. You are definitely a fraud. And if you or anyone else is offended by the truth then my address and phone is still the same….you know who I am and definitely know that I will 100% drag you. Stop what you are doing to this lady and come out of hiding and defend yourself instead of conning people to defend your fake-believe life..SOCIOPATH…YOU ARE

    • Hilary on December 4, 2012 at 8:58 am

      I don’t know the full story of your involvement, but it seems honorable to come forward and admit that you saw but didn’t act. Not many would do that.
      I’m caught right now in a situation with my ex psychopath and his new fiancee, C. I tried to warn her, but she didn’t listen. In a weird turn of events, I’ve become friendly with a woman, A, who’s been friends with C since high school. I never brought it up, mostly because I knew the psychopath had painted me as the unstable, crazy one, and I knew that if she believed that, nothing I said would make any difference. But I couple of weeks ago, this friend approached me and asked for my side of the story. She was shocked by what I had to say. I don’t know that she believes that the psychopath is actually a psychopath, but she believes that I’m telling the truth about events and she believes this man is no good for C. Even before meeting me, she said to their group of friends, “C. is going to be upstairs putting their two kids to bed, and Psychopath is going to be downstairs, surfing the Internet for porn and prostitutes.” She knows that her friend is about to make a grave mistake, and she has some idea why. She says that now that C. has secured a man who appears to run in the same social circles they do–who appears to be a successful man of means–she now has the love and approval of her parents, especially her dad. She’ll hold onto him not only because she loves him, but because her father finally loves her for choosing him.
      A. says she has a lot of thinking to do, but she’s inclined to agree with some of our mutual friends in their assessment that this is C.’s problem and C.’s choice. I see how complicated this situation is. And how difficult it would be to get C. to see behind the mask. But how, after reading Hera’s story and this post here about hindsight, can we not all want to do everything we can to save this woman from her potential fate?! I’m holding back for now, trying to seem much more calm than I actually am about this–but I feel helpless. I can’t do anything to convince C. to save herself, but A. might be able to. A. might be able to convince her parents, if only to protect their own pocketbooks. How can she NOT want to do whatever she can to save her friend?!
      I think the answer lies in the fact that if we aren’t educated about what might happen, we can’t believe that this guy would actually go from lying, falsifying resumes, cheating, and manipulation to hurting his future wife and potential children (which he’s quit eager to have). Education is so very important. Thank you, Hera, for joining the quest to educate the public about just how very wrong things can go when you tangle with a psychopath.

  15. laura kilbourne on December 4, 2012 at 1:47 am

    i cannot thank you enough for bringing to light the atrocities of such inhumane people we share our planet with. prince is and will always be an angel; your angel…… an angel for everyone ……i am so truly sorry you spent time with such a monster. your voice is yet another reason why i wake up everyday and fight for what is right for myself and my triplets…. thankyou you are truly remarkable…………..

  16. grandma on December 4, 2012 at 3:45 pm


    I haven’t seen anything about the cause of death of your precious child, but did I see where you had stated you felt he had been shaken in the past? I have a grandson (whose father is satan’s spawn) who was shaken by his father when he was 3 weeks old. He nearly died and sustained permanent brain damage. One of the symptoms of SBS (Shaken Baby Syndrome) is seizures. Was Prince ever checked for retinal hemorrhaging and did they do a brain scan? I know what a nightmare Maryland courts are for children, they simply don’t care. The man who nearly killed my grandson had pled guilty to molesting a child over a period of 8 years and never had to register as a sex offender. Then, while being investigated for nearly killing my grandson, he petitioned to have his record expunged and a judge granted it, even though the states attorney had received calls from the detectives, social services, and our family. The laws have to be changed to protect our children. Thank you for putting your case in the public eye so people will realize what is going on. I know it must be painful. God bless you and your family, and you will be in my family’s prayers.

    • cappuccinoqueen on December 5, 2012 at 9:58 am

      Yes, the rages was just one of the reasons I fled Luc’s house. He went into a rage when Prince was only one week old and went to shake him out of anger. No, Prince never was tested to see the cause of the seizures because the doctors were sure they were febrile. He always had a fever when he had a seizure. Luc would love for everyone to believe it was a febrile seizure that caused prince’s death, but he will have a hard time getting a doctor to agree with him…just like it will be hard to get a doctor to agree that its possible for a person to suffocate themselves by pressing a bag to their face (this is how police claim Luc’s mom died).

      • grandma on December 8, 2012 at 11:22 am

        I hope and pray that leave no stone unturned to find out how and why Prince died and that justice is served. And no, it is not possible for someone to suffocate themselves by pressing a bag to their face, not conciously. Self preservation is too strong.

  17. madgamma on December 5, 2012 at 3:17 am

    In his 60 some years you would have thought that Judge Algeo would have learned that where there is smoke there usually is a fire. The real lesson to be learned here is that family court is not about the safety of children. If I am ever asked again what to do in this situation I would advise “Run”. If we had a redo it would not be to trust my family to the legal system.

  18. MJ on December 5, 2012 at 8:31 am

    This is one of the most powerful things I have ever read. Your courage and composure really, really inspire me. God bless your son and the two others who have passed. I think they are very happy with how you have channeled your energy and emotions.

  19. D. on December 6, 2012 at 1:15 am

    I am so sorry for what has happened to you and your precious son. My heart goes out to you. I first came across your blog on lovefraud bog. I have researched every website I can because I am in the middle of a child custody battle with a diagnosed cluster b husband. It is a horrible battle to go through.

    It makes me sick to my stomach when I read all these stories about innocent victims like you and your son. Tragedies like this will only stop when judges and others stop blaming the victim.

    God bless you and thank you for your blog and inspiration to others like me.

  20. Kayla on December 6, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I am all the way in Haiti and stumbled across your website. I will pray for Prince’s soul and you for continued faith and strength. Be safe my sister. You are an inspiration.