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My Thoughts On News Article "5 MONTH OLD BENJAMIN SARGENT LEFT IN CAR SEAT FOR 8 DAYS WITH NO FOOD,WATER OR DIAPER CHANGES, DIES"

It’s funny how there is such an outrage about this, but when the same thing happened here in Newton about 5 years ago and no one cared. 11 month old Dominic Xavier in Newton, IA was left in his crib to “sweat out a cold” for several days, no food water or diaper changes. Furthermore he was left in a room that was being heated to approximately 100° to “help” him get better. He was found dead on his first birthday, in his crib. Police reporters said it was one of the worst things they had ever had to see or smell. Their apartment was a mess, full ashtrays and dishes and trash. Both mother and father said it was the other’s responsibility to take care of the baby. They got sentenced to 10 years prison for neglect. I don’t know about the mother, but the father got out after 3 years. And again, no one cared here.  The link to the final newspaper article is here.  It was severely downplayed in the media, sadly.  I have more personal opinions because I know one of the people involved, but I’ll keep my remarks to myself.

One thought on “My Thoughts On News Article "5 MONTH OLD BENJAMIN SARGENT LEFT IN CAR SEAT FOR 8 DAYS WITH NO FOOD,WATER OR DIAPER CHANGES, DIES"

  1. I never heard of this story. Your right I think these parents should have gotten more than a slap on the wrist. Young girls I hear talking say they want to have babies so they want have to work they will get WIC and foodstamps. It's not the babies fault. It to easy for them to get help from the government. And if the deside they can't deal with the baby so they tlet them go into forest care .(You know let somebody else take care of them.) Parents should have to pay for them even if they are took out of the home they should be held accountable . There's more to raising a baby then giving birth. I want say any more right now . They are so many people that would adopt but its to hard to do that in this country that's why so many go out of the country for a child. When a parent decide to give they child up that should be the end for them no changing their minds after they or out of diapers and can talk and all the trips to the doctor. what's fair for the child? I know I said more.

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