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    FL - Zachary Bennett, 5, stomped to death, Key West, 15 April 2003

    KEY WEST, Fla. -- A Florida man has been convicted of murder and child abuse in the death of his young son.



    A jury deliberated just two hours before finding Christopher Bennett, 31, guilty of stomping his 5-year-old, Zachary, to death in April 2003. The boy died of a ruptured liver, a bleeding brain and broken ribs.



    A report from Florida's social service agency said the boy never should have been placed in his father's care. Bennett has a long arrest record for battery, domestic violence and selling cocaine.



    After less than two hours of jury deliberation, Bennett was found guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.



    Bennett's sentencing phase begins April 4.
    http://www.ksat.com/news/7041064/detail.html
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    I hope he gets DP

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    OMG, that poor little boy. What an SOB !! I would lvoe to see Bubba stomp on him when he gets to prison!

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    Acts such as this are quickly making me into a very "uncivilized" person...I'm beyond anger...I'm becoming physically sick (mentally). I know longer want to know "why"...'nough said. This is the second post I've read in the last 3 minutes about killing a child....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cathieq
    Acts such as this are quickly making me into a very "uncivilized" person...I'm beyond anger...I'm becoming physically sick (mentally). I know longer want to know "why"...'nough said. This is the second post I've read in the last 3 minutes about killing a child....
    I totally agree with you! This is getting out of hand and something needs to be done to stop these b*stards!

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    I want to know why the little boy was with his father. Was the mother worse then the father?? I wonder if Child Protective Services had ever investigated this home. I can't stand to think of the terror that little guy went through at the hands and feet of his father. Oh I hope this guy gets just what he deserves in prison. I mean beat to a pulp everytime he turns around...broken bones and everything else....but he lives to feel the next beating.

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    From the Article

    "In 2004 the mother and great-grandmother of Zachary Bennett settled a civil suit with the Department of Children and Families for $160,000 after the agency placed the boy in the care of his father despite the man's long, violent criminal record"

    Sounds to me like a custody dispute and DCF sent the child with the father anyhow despite his past.

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    With this kind of trauma, it happened so fast, the stomping that he probably went numb and didn't feel any pain, and died pretty quick...at least i hope, i mean WTF!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~wildangel~
    With this kind of trauma, it happened so fast, the stomping that he probably went numb and didn't feel any pain, and died pretty quick...at least i hope, i mean WTF!!!!
    I pray that you are correct. That poor, poor baby. May this man get what he deserves!

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    Christopher L. Bennett

    Housed: Dade Correctional Institution
    Sentence Date: 05/22/2006

    Offense: 1st Degree Murder/Commission of a Felony
    Sentence: Life

    Offense: Aggravated Child Abuse
    Sentence: 30 years

    Current Release Date: Sentenced to Life

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    Why, oh WHY!?!?! How the hell can someone STOMP a child to death? What is WRONG with people? Grrr. I honestly can't help but feel like stomping him myself!!! I can only hope that he doesn't do so well in prison and yet, I feel guilty for feeling this way. Ugh...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Catters View Post
    Why, oh WHY!?!?! How the hell can someone STOMP a child to death? What is WRONG with people? Grrr. I honestly can't help but feel like stomping him myself!!! I can only hope that he doesn't do so well in prison and yet, I feel guilty for feeling this way. Ugh...
    why feel guilty? i might now feel like i could shoot robbers in the back or kill baby killers myself but i dont condemn those who would.



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