A former Amazing Race competitor has filed a lawsuit against a psychologist after her son was allegedly murdered by the child’s father.
According to media outlets, Hera McLeod of Gaithersburg, MD., filed a $20 million lawsuit against Margaret Wong, alleging professional negligence resulted in the wrongful death of her son, 15-month-old Prince McLeod Rams.
Prince died last October while on his fourth unsupervised visit with his father, Joaquin Rams, who was charged with murder last month by Prince William County prosecutors. It’s alleged that Rams drowned Prince to cash in on the $500,000 life insurance policies he had taken out on his son.
Authorities became suspicious about Prince’s drowning after he was the third person to associated with Rams to die. His ex-girlfriend, Shawn K. Mason, was shot to death by an unknown assailant in 2003, and in 2008 Rams’ mother died of what was deemed to be a suicide.
McLeod objected to Wong permitting unsupervised visits between Prince and Rams, and worried that the infant was in danger. Wong ignored the requests.
“I believe this doctor’s negligence led to my son’s murder,” McLeod said in a statement acquired by The Daily Mail U.K.
McLeod and her father, Gus, competed on Season 6 of The Amazing Race. They were eliminated from the Phil Keoghan-hosted CBS reality program after struggling to navigate a paddle boat on the Danube River and were the last team to arrive in Budapest, Hungary.
The current edition of The Amazing Race airs Sundays at 8 p.m. ET on CTV/CBS.