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  1. #1
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    LA - Ben Ribando, 12, Jefferson Parish, May 2005

    After a day of searching, a 12-year-old boy is still missing today after he was thrown into a bayou near Lafitte when his vessel collided with an empty barge pushed by a tugboat

    http://www.katc.com/Global/story.asp?S=3406976
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    Found deceased

    The boy's name was Ben Ribando. His boby was recovered. This is his obituary from http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache...lnk&cd=2&gl=us

    Obituary published in The Advocate (Baton Rouge): 6/2/2005

    RIBANDO, BENJAMIN ROBERT
    A resident of Albany, he died Saturday, May 28, 2005, as a result of a
    boating accident in Jefferson Parish. He was 12 and a native of Marrero.
    Visiting was at Holy Ghost Catholic Church, Hammond, on Wednesday, June 1,
    from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and after 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 2, until Mass of
    Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m., conducted by the Rev. Randy Cuevas.
    Interment in Rose Memorial Park Cemetery. He is survived by his mother and
    stepfather, Molly Parent Ribando-Simmons and Michael Craig Simmons; father
    and stepmother, Russell T. Ribando Jr. and Julie Jacobsen Ribando; brother,
    Russell T. Ribando III; paternal grandparents, Dr. Russell T. and Manuella
    Bonura Ribando; maternal grandparents, Robert and Essie Gill Parent;
    maternal great-grandparents, Jim and Margaret Hutchinson Mullen; best
    friend, Lance Kliebert; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was
    preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Harry and Belle Parent;
    great-great-grandmother, Vinnie Hutchinson; great-great-grandparents, Guy
    and Rosalie Arnone Ribando and Ben and Genevieve Brettillo Bonura. In lieu
    of flowers, the family requests memorial donations to the Benjamin Robert
    Ribando Scholarship Fund, c/o Holy Ghost Catholic School, 507 N. Oak St.,
    Hammond, LA 70401. Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, is in charge
    of arrangements.

    If you scroll to the bottom of the page, you'll see the obituary for his grandfather, who was piloting the boat when the accident occurred in 2005 and Ben died. The grandfather passed away on Jan 9, 2007.

    Hoppy

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    Awwww...at least they found him and can have some sense of closure. His poor grandfather. I can't imagine how horrific it must have been for him.
    "WE SEEK FOR THE TRUTH. WE SEEK JUSTICE.
    THE COURTS REQUIRE IT. THE VICTIMS CRY FOR IT
    AND GOD DEMANDS IT!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeriouslySearching View Post
    Awwww...at least they found him and can have some sense of closure. His poor grandfather. I can't imagine how horrific it must have been for him.
    I know. I thought the same thing.

    Hoppy



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