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

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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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heathers5500
by on Sep. 3, 2008 at 10:30 PM

I had to dig around on the internet but I found a news article saying that the trial for Baby Ben's parents has been moved to November due to the attorney's for the parents are going for an insanity defense, the article said the Dad needed a ful psychological work up.

I say I don't care how insane you are, you still know that you need to eat!

mama2my4
by Member on Sep. 4, 2008 at 8:06 PM

I will just have to keep this in mind cuz I hadnt saw this post before today but Im only like 2 and half hours away from perioa. Sick freaks!

Quoting heathers5500:

I had to dig around on the internet but I found a news article saying that the trial for Baby Ben's parents has been moved to November due to the attorney's for the parents are going for an insanity defense, the article said the Dad needed a ful psychological work up.

I say I don't care how insane you are, you still know that you need to eat!


    


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