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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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