05-30-2005, 03:22 AM #1
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=3406976Just 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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10-22-2007, 11:32 PM #2
The boy's name was Ben Ribando. His boby was recovered. This is his obituary from http://184.108.40.206/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
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.
10-23-2007, 04:40 AM #3
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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and rescue workers, Team 5, at the OKC Bombing site 4-19-1995.
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10-23-2007, 08:46 AM #4
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