After the incident of the man who sexually abused his girlfriend’s 9-month-old baby until she passed away. People from all over the country have started a petition to have him hanged.
According to WCHS, 32-year-old Benjamin Taylor was found Monday morning in the ground floor of an apartment with his roommate, the baby’s mother.
Amanda Adkins told police she woke up and realized her daughter, Emma leigh, was not there in her cradle.
According to Fox 43, after searching around the apartment, Adkins finally found Emma leigh unconscious and bleeding in the basement of their complex.
Authorities say Taylor abused and raped the baby girl so viciously that she was already brain dead by the time paramedics arrived. She passed away from her injuries immediately.
“This investigation is ongoing. But as far as his past and what she did or didn’t know. He didn’t have anything obviously of this nature in his past, or he wouldn’t have been out” of jail, the sheriff told Metro News.
He said it was one of the worst cases he’s seen in his career.
“I have not and hope to never again,” he said. “I don’t know of any normal human that could fathom what would possess somebody to do that.”
Taylor has been jailed instead of giving $2 million bail.
Neighbors described the community as tight-knit and expressed shock and grief over the case.
“I wish he could feel and know the pain that child went through. Anything that they give him is not going to be good enough,” neighbor Belinda Taylor told WCHS.
Since news of the horrific story broke, Taylor’s Facebook page has been flooded with hateful posts and comments from furious people all over the world.
On Tuesday, a petition was started for the public hanging of Taylor. Even though the death penalty has already been outlawed in West Virginia.