Little Benjamin Sargent was left without food or water for eight days. He was found dead & secured in his car seat. When his body was discovered by police his eyes were staring ahead and fists clenched.
At a hearing for the parents, Tracy D. Hermann, 21, and James E. Sargent, 23, Kevin Lyons said, "It's the worst case of child neglect we have seen since the turn of this century." Lyons is hoping for the death penalty.
Both are charged with capital murder for their son's death. They could both serve 100 years for his death through their abandonment. He weighed 8 pounds at birth and weighed only 10 pounds at the time of his death.