March 6, 2008

Sad news in Central IL

Today the parents of Benjamin Sargent pleaded not guilty to the murder of their 5 month old son.

They left their 5 month old in a snow suit, strapped in his car seat, placed in the crib in his 80 degree bedroom for 8 days.
They did not move him, change him, feed him or give him anything to drink.
They were home for most of the week, though, playing video games and hanging around.
They are not mentally ill.
They are 23 and 21.
The mother has a 3 year old in foster care.

Part of me wants to cry for this baby, part of me wants to pray for this sad, sad family but the majority of me wants to beat the crap out of these people who most certainly don't deserve the title "parents."


  1. I saw this article on the PJ-Star website and was horrified. These people do not deserve to have children.

  2. I cried my eyes out when I read about this. You probably already experience it, but I cry whenever anything happens to a child.