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Good Morning Everyone....My daughter sent me an email this morning with 2 cases of child abuse...and murder.  We see it everyday....people who totally neglect their children (babies) and then there are those who have no heart or feelings at all for even a child and just kill to be killing who ever is there.  I apologize for not having a link for you to go to.  If it's too long I'll be happy to delete the post.  Here they are....let the stories speak for themselves.  I pray these babies have crossed over and have no pain or memory of it.


    
November 24, 2007. PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh police said a man accused of assaulting a 10-month-old girl last week has been charged with homicide in the baby's death.

Only 10 months old, Da'Niyah Marie Jackson, of Troy Hill, was assaulted last week in her Herman Street home, police said.

The baby died Saturday at Children's Hospital.

The Allegheny County medical examiner ruled the death of Da'Niyah a homicide.

CNN reports that the examiner said the autopsy showed the baby died of multi-system organ failure and blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

The mother told police she left the baby with her boyfriend, Clinton Smith, on Thursday morning when she went to her waitressing job.

Smith was also caring for his 2-year-old son.

Smith, 30, was charged with homicide, rape, aggravated assault, among other charges.

The mother returned from work and found her baby unresponsive at 9:30 p.m. and called paramedics. The baby had severe bruises on her face, arms and legs, as well as a bite mark on her chest, police said.

Doctors told police she had also been sexually assaulted.

"It was tragic," said Assistant Chief Maurita Bryant of the Pittsburgh Police Department. "As police officers, we all can see the ugly side of society and in this case, what happened to Dania absolutely tears our hearts."

A preliminary hearing for S mith was scheduled for Wednesday. He was awaiting trial on an unrelated June charge of simple assault, court records show.

In a separate September 2006 case, a woman who has two young children with Smith was granted a protection-from-abuse order against him after she said he attacked her and their daughter.
 
 And the second one:

Prosecutor: Baby left to die for 8 days
Parents of 5-month-old appear in court to face first-degree murder charges, may be
 
Thursday, February 21, 2008
By ANDY KRAVETZ
of the Journal Star
PEORIA - Benjamin Sargent died with his eyes open, fists clenched and strapped into a car seat after eight days without food or water, the county's top prosecutor said Wednesday.
The 5-month-old was dropped off at his parents' house on Feb. 4, wearing a bright-blue snow suit and 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, who are charged with capital murder for their son's death.
"It's the worst case of child neglect we have seen since the turn of this century," Lyons said afterward. "(On Tuesday), I told (Peoria Police) Chief (Steven) Settingsgaard that this case even rattled me."
Read the case file


Tracy Hermann
 
James Sargent
Charged are Tracy D. Hermann, 21, and James E. Sargent, 23, both of 3012 W. Proctor St., with two counts of first-degree murder. Additionally, 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.
Lyons also said he might seek the death penalty for the two and has 120 days to make such a decision. State law allows a capital charge if the accused is older than 17 and the victim is younger than 12.
"He died from starvation due to neglect from these two defendants, his parents," Lyons said, spitting out the last word with contempt.
Several courthouse employees gathered in the third-floor courtroom for the hearing; many curious as rumors had been circulating throughout the day about the case. When the two walked into the room, the idle chatter immediately stopped and all eyes stared at Sargent and Hermann.
During the 20-minute hearing, both parents appeared before Circuit Judge Glenn Collier. Sargent said virtually nothing and carried a blank look on his face. Hermann told Collier her attorney was in Hawaii so she requested a court-appointed lawyer.
Collier ordered the two held without bond, pending a hearing Friday afternoon when it is expected that Lyons, who has indicated he will prosecute the case, will present more evidence as to why the two should not be released pending trial.
Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll said Wednesday afternoon Benjamin weighed 10 pounds when he was found by police. He was nearly eight pounds at birth, she said.
Reading from a prepared statement, Lyons said police found the infant sitting in his own waste, all the while strapped into the seat which was in a crib.
A person who was staying at an unattached garage adjacent to the house had seen Benjamin at some point, thought it was "odd" that he was still on the living room floor after being dropped off and moved him, car seat and all, into the other room.
There Benjamin sat for eight days, most of which both Hermann and Sargent were home, "playing video games, watching TV, feeding and caring for themselves," Lyons said afterward.
Police had interviewed Sargent, who at first told them he had moved the baby "once or twice," but later conceded that he might not have moved Benjamin at all during the week, Lyons said.
"The person from the garage tells police that Benjamin was found just as he had left him eight days earlier," the prosecutor said.
Hermann's last contact with her son was the night before police were notified. Then, she allegedly told police 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 car seat so that when he woke up, he could grab it and feed himself," Lyons said in open court.
"In case the court had missed it earlier, Benjamin Sargent was five months old," he said, staring directly at Hermann.
The house, Lyons said, was in complete disarray, with clothing everywhere and spoiled food left out. The temperature in the baby's room was nearly 80 degrees and was also filthy, he said.
Hermann then left for Iowa to meet with a man she had met over the Internet, the prosecutor said, noting that she allegedly told police "that Benjamin was not her duty and that it was James' responsibility."
When asked if either exhibited signs of mental illness, Lyons said they showed no such signs from the state's point of view.
"Police noted that she seemed callous and somewhat annoyed with the process, something similar to what she showed in the courtroom today," he said.
Prosecutors from Lyons' juvenile division have already begun proceedings to permanently remove Hermann's 3-year-old daughter from the home. That child was staying with another family member but is now in foster care with Department
 
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Lanna this is dreadful! I invoke The Angel Opal to find these little ones, and takes them home...

One day these crimes will be paid for....then they will know and understand what they have done; but if they are so callous now, they will only get worse...

I was told tonight to raise my thought levels, I know why, I was getting annoyed at things...but that changes nothing...we can only try to take these people off the streets and into jail...and carry out the penalty that is handed down...no appeals, no stays, just the penalty...

Blessings hon, just know that they are now in the Light and are lovingly cared for...




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Thank you, Darryl.  That is so good to know.  I haven't been able to get those babies off my mind.  I just don't understand how some people can do that.  Babies and children are just so defenseless....they just have to take whatever is dished out and just to imagine what is going on in their little minds, how they feel and 'what' they have to endure just tears my heart out.  At least, they're at peace now.

Lanna

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