Asheville area boy's slaying crushes family

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outraged

Shelby, NC

#1 Apr 24, 2011
The disappointment and frustration at this ridiculous story is indescribable. To paint Ms. Benson as a grief stricken mother is appalling. She allowed this man into her home for months... commented on his tactless Facebook posts and was well aware of his character. Why is the media not looking into the lack of justice here? When will Heather Benson's true character be brought to light? Why are there no negligence charges? Reckless endangerment? Wrongful death?
The true loss here was the father's! His baby boy being brutally murdered while his mother sat idly by and did nothing to keep her child safe. Trenton Scott had a father that loved him dearly and is devastated at the sudden loss of his child.
Heather Benson should be behind bars.
Sharyn

Black Mountain, NC

#2 Apr 24, 2011
outraged wrote:
The disappointment and frustration at this ridiculous story is indescribable. To paint Ms. Benson as a grief stricken mother is appalling. She allowed this man into her home for months... commented on his tactless Facebook posts and was well aware of his character. Why is the media not looking into the lack of justice here? When will Heather Benson's true character be brought to light? Why are there no negligence charges? Reckless endangerment? Wrongful death?
The true loss here was the father's! His baby boy being brutally murdered while his mother sat idly by and did nothing to keep her child safe. Trenton Scott had a father that loved him dearly and is devastated at the sudden loss of his child.
Heather Benson should be behind bars.
I doubt you know all the facts and everything involved so just keep your mouth shut and let the real facts emerge. Find something you know about to get outraged over. You are off base on this one.
outraged

Shelby, NC

#4 Apr 25, 2011
Sharyn wrote:
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I doubt you know all the facts and everything involved so just keep your mouth shut and let the real facts emerge. Find something you know about to get outraged over. You are off base on this one.
Not off base at all actually. Those that are truly close to this case, unlike you, know that Heather Benson is responsible for the death of that precious angel. The fact that She allowed that man into her home for months and commented on his tactless Facebook posts about drugs is enough to show her negligence and lack of concern for her child. Try to obtain some morals "sharyn".
outraged

Shelby, NC

#5 Apr 25, 2011
radioactive buzzard piss wrote:
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In complete agreement here, that slut should be held accountable as an accessory to murder. The women that enable these men are just as guilty and should be dealt with accordingly.
Thank you!
Amanda

Walkertown, NC

#6 Apr 25, 2011
Sharyn wrote:
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I doubt you know all the facts and everything involved so just keep your mouth shut and let the real facts emerge. Find something you know about to get outraged over. You are off base on this one.
And you don't know everything either - that "woman" if you can even call her a human being let this happen to her son. So shut your d**n mouth! She's as guilty as the man that killed him because she didn't prevent it. SHUT UP!
Huh

Asheville, NC

#7 Apr 25, 2011
outraged wrote:
The disappointment and frustration at this ridiculous story is indescribable. To paint Ms. Benson as a grief stricken mother is appalling. She allowed this man into her home for months... commented on his tactless Facebook posts and was well aware of his character. Why is the media not looking into the lack of justice here? When will Heather Benson's true character be brought to light? Why are there no negligence charges? Reckless endangerment? Wrongful death?
The true loss here was the father's! His baby boy being brutally murdered while his mother sat idly by and did nothing to keep her child safe. Trenton Scott had a father that loved him dearly and is devastated at the sudden loss of his child.
Heather Benson should be behind bars.
What did she write about the murderer on Facebook? was she 'in love' with the loser? such behavior is common with 'single moms'.
Huh

Asheville, NC

#8 Apr 25, 2011
When and where is the funeral?
skifu

Kings Mountain, NC

#9 Apr 25, 2011
I wonder if he ever gets out of prison will they put him on a registry for people who are a threat to children? Or do they just save registry's for people who are real threats?
Huh

Asheville, NC

#10 Apr 25, 2011
skifu wrote:
I wonder if he ever gets out of prison will they put him on a registry for people who are a threat to children? Or do they just save registry's for people who are real threats?
he probably wont ever get out. life without parole.

Since: Feb 07

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#11 Apr 25, 2011
outraged wrote:
The disappointment and frustration at this ridiculous story is indescribable. To paint Ms. Benson as a grief stricken mother is appalling. She allowed this man into her home for months... commented on his tactless Facebook posts and was well aware of his character. Why is the media not looking into the lack of justice here? When will Heather Benson's true character be brought to light? Why are there no negligence charges? Reckless endangerment? Wrongful death?
The true loss here was the father's! His baby boy being brutally murdered while his mother sat idly by and did nothing to keep her child safe. Trenton Scott had a father that loved him dearly and is devastated at the sudden loss of his child.
Heather Benson should be behind bars.
I agree 110%, she should be looking at charges.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Apr 25, 2011
skifu wrote:
I wonder if he ever gets out of prison will they put him on a registry for people who are a threat to children? Or do they just save registry's for people who are real threats?
You don't have to worry. Prison takes care of that type quickly. He would be better off asking for the death penalty.
Nope

Black Mountain, NC

#13 Apr 25, 2011
Horrible. They just announced the boy had bite markes all over his body.
Snowy

Black Mountain, NC

#14 Apr 25, 2011
Poor little guy.
Millersmommy

Suffolk, VA

#15 Apr 25, 2011
this guy is just Evil and I hope that he becomes someones b**ch in prison and they tear his a** up !! that poor angel,he will never again have to endure the evils of this world or feel pain again
outraged

Rockwell, NC

#16 Apr 26, 2011
Amanda wrote:
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And you don't know everything either - that "woman" if you can even call her a human being let this happen to her son. So shut your d**n mouth! She's as guilty as the man that killed him because she didn't prevent it. SHUT UP!
To all that are posting that are as outraged as me: speak out! Let your voices be heard to the media, the DA office, anyone you can think of! To allow this woman to walk the streets is beyond belief! That poor angel suffered so much in the last minutes of his life and Heather Benson should be charged. I can't imagine losing anyone in such a brutal way, let alone a child. I have emailed and called as many people as I could think of. The family deserves ALL responsible parties to be behind bars. Thank God that Hedden is behind bars for good! But there's one more person that should be brought to justice..

Since: Feb 07

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#17 Apr 26, 2011
Don't worry, you can be sure many people are working on this case and have not and will not sleep until everybody responsible is brought forward.
sha au

Winston Salem, NC

#18 May 6, 2011
Sharyn wrote:
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I doubt you know all the facts and everything involved so just keep your mouth shut and let the real facts emerge. Find something you know about to get outraged over. You are off base on this one.
Hmm.. these seem to be facts. Mother allows absolute loser, who likes guns, beer and bad decisions, and apparently bad beards, to move into her home with her and her defenseless child. THEN is surprised when it doesn't turn out well. Poor kids, they have no one who will protect them. The devil is INVITED to live with them.
Gramsbaby

Tullahoma, TN

#19 May 10, 2011
As I set here reading this, I'm wondering.."what do we do", how does this stop? People we have to step up and say smthing!!! I cannot believe no one had any suspcions abt this child and what he was goin thru! This didnt just happen out of the blue! It sickens me to think how this precious child suffered! I have a son who had a child out of wedlock and the mother was horrible!!! Believe me as a unwed father you have no rights really but we fought this women and today we have the child and has had for the last 3 yrs! She is only 5!!! I could not sleep at night knowing she was smwhere that I knew she was not taken care of!!! The parents are responsible for their childs safety! This women is just as responsible as the one who murdered him, SHE HAD TO KNO WHAT WAS GOIN ON!!! COME ON, 6 AM? The child prob suffered all night!!! And to the father,I am sorry, but why wasnt the child with you if the mother had a man just living with her??? We make these children,IT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT THEM AT ALL COST!
I agree with outraged, Amanda and sha au
Sarah

Summerfield, NC

#20 May 20, 2011
I would like to know how many of you outraged folks know heather? Cause let me set some facts straight. This "loser" was not her boyfriend! He was a co-worker and friend. So those of you calling her a slut can go ahead and take that statement back. Second, if you look back on older cases of serial killers and psychos you will find no one close to them had a clue what monsters they were! That boy was and still is her world! Shame on the ones that judge.
Huh

Asheville, NC

#22 May 21, 2011
Sarah wrote:
I would like to know how many of you outraged folks know heather? Cause let me set some facts straight. This "loser" was not her boyfriend! He was a co-worker and friend. So those of you calling her a slut can go ahead and take that statement back. Second, if you look back on older cases of serial killers and psychos you will find no one close to them had a clue what monsters they were! That boy was and still is her world! Shame on the ones that judge.
So, WHY was the dude there with her child while she was asleep?
Had they been partying and she passed out or what?

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