Parents Arrested In Peoria Baby's Death

By WEEK Producer

July 15, 2010 Updated Feb 19, 2008 at 6:20 PM CDT

Peoria Police Monday night said they had arrested the biological parents of 5-month-old Benjamin Sargent in connection with the boy's death last week.
Tracey D. Hermann, 21, and James Eugene Sargent, 23, were arrested on one count each of Involuntary Manslaughter.
Benjamin Sargent was found dead in a car seat February 12 at his home at 3012 W. Proctor.
Autopsy results were inconclusive, but Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll said the baby had not been properly cared for.
Police said the case remains under investigation. The state's attorney's office must still do formal charging.

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