Baby left to die for 8 days
Tuesday, February 26, 2008 5:10:58 PM
February 20, 2008
People v. Tracy D. Hermann
People v. James E. Sargent
Peoria County Case 08 CF 200
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.
We just got back from a trip to Houston where we met my Son and his family. I got to spend a wonderful couple of days playing with my beautiful, sweet, smart, two year old grand daughter. God, I love these children.
I know, I said I would quit blogging about these things but I guess it helps me deal with it.
You see, I have heard the laughter of a child and I will forever be addicted to it.