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Baby Ben........a very sad story with a sad ending

Posted by on Jul. 30, 2008 at 11:54 PM
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I dont know if this has been posted in this group or not but i found it in another group and thought i would let all of yall know his story its so sad i would have taken this baby and took care of him with all i had some people just dont need to have babies 




Quoting Sharon7772:

Hello Ladies, I need your help. I'm sure many of you are familiar with my signature poster in rememberance of Baby "Ben" Sargent, who was horrifically tortured to death in February of 2008. He has no family worth a damn so I designed this poster in his honor so no one will ever forget the tragedy that befell this sweet little angel. His "Parents" ( choke, gag ) have actually pleaded not guilty to his murder and their trial starts August 4th. This is what I'm asking for.......

1. I would like anyone who lives near enough to Peoria, Ill, to volunteer to picket outside the courthouse, bring friends, family, anyone who wants to help. We need to send a clear message that the people want the judge to give these murderers the maximum penalty that the law will allow.

2. I would also like everyone who reads this to copy Ben's story (not the whole post, it's too long and won't send) and paste it on an email to Nancy Grace, asking her to cover the story and the trial. The world needs to know and remember little Ben. I have written to her, but she has not yet done a story on him. If she get's enough requests, it's bound to get her attention. This is her web page, click on the bottom of it where it says "contact us" to get to the email. http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/

I hate to post Ben's story up here, because it will haunt many of you for a long time, ( you can copy it without reading it) but Ben deserves for us to work as hard as we can to see his "Parents" (choke,gag) brought to justice!!!

Please reply to the post if you have acted on it. Let us know that we have your support and keep this bumped regularly. Thank you all soooo much!!!

I live too far away to be there, but anyone who would like me to send them a larger version of my signature poster so they can have it made into a poster for picketting, please just let me know and I'll be happy to email it to you!!

Also, please post this in every group it's not already in to help it get around, Thanks!!

Rest in peace Baby Ben

On February 12, 2008, Peoria Police responded to a call at 3012 W. Proctor Street in Peoria. Found dead and strapped in a car seat set that had been placed in a crib was 5 month old Benjamin Sargent. The defendants are his parents.
Benjamin was wearing a blue snow suit. It was zipped up. The temperature in the room was near 80 degrees. Benjamin's
eyes were open, his hands were clenched in a fistlike position and, although dead, his eyes were staring straight ahead.

Police investigation and medical and pathological examination would reveal that Benjamin had been strapped into
this car seat and had not left it in eight days. All waste and urine had collected beneath him and his buttocks, legs and back were eaten into by the resulting poison. Some waste left in Benjamin's colon revealed resulted in constipation because it could not be pushed out of his body due to starvation.

James Sargent was present at the house and, when interviewed on that day, and again on February 18, his answers
to questions confirmed for police that Benjamin had been returned to the residence on February 4, 2008, by a grandmother and he was in the same car seat, wearing the same snow suit, and confined in the same manner as when he was found dead 8 days later. A person who ‘stayed' with others in the garage of the defendants told police that he was the one who observed Benjamin in the car seat, and on the living room floor, and that it was he who found this odd and so, he placed the child (while in the car seat) in a baby crib in a bedroom.

The house was kept in an outrageous condition with nothing in its place, food left out and spoiled, and belongings scattered everywhere. Clothing, articles, spoilage, and debris were stacked everywhere around the house.

James Sargent told police he "thought" he had maybe moved Benjamin once or twice during the eight day period but
upon further questioning, he conceded that he may not have been moved at all. The person from the garage tells police that Benjamin was found just as he had left him eight days earlier.

The 'mother' was in Iowa, where she had gone to see-a male boyfriend she found over the internet. She told police that
caring for her baby Benjamin was not her duty and that it was James' responsibility. Before heading to Iowa on the day before Benjamin was found dead, Tracy Hermann said she looked at the baby in the crib and presumed he was sleeping so she said she stuck a bottle between the baby and the side of the carseat so that when he woke up he could grab it and feed himself if he was hungry. In case the court missed it earlier, Benjamin Sargent was five months old.

Tracy Hermann also has a daughter, almost 3, who Tracy Hermann seems to have 'given'away' to a family member. A
shelter care hearing on that matter now pends in the circuit court because I am also seeking to remove her permanently and forever from any contact with Tracy Herman.

Preliminary examination of Benjamin Sargent's body showed that he weighed 10 pounds, suffered from sepsis in the
blood and tissue, was without proper liquid and food and that he died from starvation due to neglect by the two defendants who stand before you, Tracey D. Herman and James E. Sargent.

This case file was printed in today's edition of the Peoria Journal Star

 

PLEASE DO THIS FOR BEN MY HEART IS BROKEN THINKING THINGS LIKE THAT COULD EVEN HAPPEN

by on Jul. 30, 2008 at 11:54 PM
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TadpolesMommy
by on Aug. 1, 2008 at 12:08 PM

i hope they die so bad. actually, i just hope they are tortured to the max. if prison, they dont like child abusers so i hope they get ass raped by big muscular black men 24 hrs a day . i say black men bc they are supposed to have big peepees lol

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hazeleyes0606
by New Member on Aug. 6, 2008 at 4:03 PM

That is just SICK. I have three children and would NEVER even think to do something like that. I went into the hospital two days later to make sure I had a healthy baby come may. I had a problem with my pg and would do what I had to to make sure he was safe. I will send this like you asked. I live in Baltimore MD and am very sorry for Ben. He is in heaven now with GOD and is a much happier child. I can't even imagine why someone would do that, there is NOTHING a child can do to make you do that to them. Well at least that is how I feel.

Twiseman
by on Aug. 7, 2008 at 12:44 PM

wow are you kidding me? they should prosocute the guy that was living in their garage too, i mean how could he move the baby into the crib while still in the carseat(which is not unheard of) but the fact is how did he not realize he had not seen the kid for 8 days! i mean omg what he just "forgot" there was an infant living in the house? seriously? and you know that baby had to of cried at some point and he only weighd 10 pounds? omg my ds was nearly 10 lbs when he was BORN. they should cut these ppls eye lids off, strap them down to a board and leave them in the desert to rot while the birds and animals pick away at them oh but dont forget to dress them in snowsuits right, it was good enough for their son, so i should be good enough for them.

ALC3MD
by New Member on Aug. 7, 2008 at 2:21 PM

I think I am going to be sick.

TWilson22
by Member on Aug. 8, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I totally agree with your response! They should ALL be held accountable. Poor sweet Benny.

Quoting Twiseman:

wow are you kidding me? they should prosocute the guy that was living in their garage too, i mean how could he move the baby into the crib while still in the carseat(which is not unheard of) but the fact is how did he not realize he had not seen the kid for 8 days! i mean omg what he just "forgot" there was an infant living in the house? seriously? and you know that baby had to of cried at some point and he only weighd 10 pounds? omg my ds was nearly 10 lbs when he was BORN. they should cut these ppls eye lids off, strap them down to a board and leave them in the desert to rot while the birds and animals pick away at them oh but dont forget to dress them in snowsuits right, it was good enough for their son, so i should be good enough for them.


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Joyfulmom
by New Member on Aug. 12, 2008 at 12:16 AM

i sent this on to nancy grace    RIP BABY BEN!!!!

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averillholistix
by on Aug. 12, 2008 at 3:02 AM

I forwarded this to nancy grace. Rest in Peace, dear child. I'm so sorry you had to endure that pain and neglect. I mourn you.

MadysonsMom1207
by on Aug. 30, 2008 at 5:17 PM

poor little guy.  I emailed CNN.  God bless Bens little soul.  I too would have taken him in a moments notice.

Daemonsmommy
by New Member on Sep. 2, 2008 at 7:58 PM

RIP BABY BEN!

I emailed CNN and asked her to cover the story. Please keep us updated on whether she finally decided to cover it. I have limited internet connection for some reason so I can't get on that often. I hope that Baby Ben's death can  be avenged and others can learn from that. I read the story to my husband and he was as disgusted by the way poor baby Ben was treated and died. I am a mother of one with another on the way and I could not believe any mother would ignore her child and that a father would leave his son crying in his crib for several days. I hope his parents are sentenced to several lifetimes in jail. I would say death but then they would not have to live with the guilt of killing their son.

May God keep baby Ben safe and make him happy unlike his parents did.

~Manda~


P.S. I live in Wausau, WI so I am not close enough to do more for baby Ben.

Stuffed_Back_In
by on Sep. 2, 2008 at 8:09 PM

I remember seeing that picture.  It reminded me so much of my own son I cried.

Sad.  Cute little boy.  Sickens me what some people do.  I am still at a lost.  There are so many people at there that would of loved to take that precious little boy in, parents didn't seem to want him or have time for him.

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