Skip to comments.Parents of Baby Left Alone in Car Seat for 8 Days Face Murder Charges
Posted on 02/21/2008 2:56:27 PM PST by Kaslin
PEORIA, Ill. — A central Illinois couple faces first-degree murder charges in the death of their 5-month-old baby, who was found unresponsive in a car seat that had been placed in a crib.
Both Tracey Hermann, 21, and James Sargent, 23, appeared Wednesday in Peoria County Circuit Court in the death of Benjamin Sargent.
The charges state the parents' actions or lack thereof, were "brutal and heinous . . . indicative of wanton cruelty," factors that could mean they face up to 100 years in prison if convicted.
The 5-month-old was dropped off at his parents' house on Feb. 4, strapped into his car seat. Eight days later, he was found in the same position, said Peoria County State's Attorney Kevin Lyons during a bond hearing for the parents.
"He died from starvation due to neglect from these two defendants, his parents," Lyons said. "It's the worst case of child neglect we have seen since the turn of this century."
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In this case I would be willing to forgo the death penalty as long as they have to stay with the general prison population for life.
God almighty ! Poor little guy !
I would too
The guy looks like that actor from The Pretender.
Same here. How anyone can visit such evil upon such a defenseless creature that wants nothing more than love, food and tender comfort. Sickens me that these monsters still walk the earth.
These people should not be allowed to breed again....they need to be spayed and neutered then on to life in prison.....
there is no depth that humans are incapable of sinking to
These sorry pukes should spent eternity in solitary confinement.
Different title. same story. the pics of the killers are very disturbing.
Given the nature of their crime, I can’t begin to think of a punishment that might qualify as cruel or unusual. Personally, I’d begin with some barbed wire, rock salt and battery acid.
R.I.P. LITTLE ONE!
I agree 100 percent. They should be castrated
If memory serves me right the governor, whoever it was did
I have an idea, lets get two adult sized car seats and strap these two morons in them and leave them in the middle of death valley. This story just breaks my heart, it is absolutely horrid. I mean, how many people out there would have gladly adopted this baby.
I would strap them in the electric chair but not electrocute them. Just leave the room for a couple of weeks.
I agree. They don't look all there.
How could they so totally ignore this child? Could they not hear that baby crying?