Keith Jordan Lambing, a 20 year old man from Pennsylvania, has been charged with homicide and rape in connection with the raping and killing his girlfriend’s son, Bently Miller, who is only 4 years old.
Kristen Herold, Lambing’s mother, is also charged with crimes against the four year old, including child endangerment and hindering the apprehension of a criminal. Herold tried to hide her son in the attic of her abandoned home in a futile attempt to conceal him from the police.
In a gruesome killing that will not be forgotten, Bently Miller died from severe blood loss due to sodomy and suffered from severe bruises to his head, torso and extremities along with a serious burn to his left hand.
When the District Attorney, Richard Goldinger was asked about the crime, he said, “I have never seen anything like it in 22 years as an attorney. It’s horrific. It’s unimaginable that somebody could actually do this to any human being let alone a 4-year-old.” This crime is absolutely disgusting and prayers go out to the mother of Bently.
Police responding to a report of an unconscious child in a car at 9:30 a.m. on March 21 discovered the child with Herold in the vehicle. Herold told police she picked the boy up from a Super 8 motel where Lambing, who is not the child’s biological father, stayed with his girlfriend and the child. Police say she was about to drop off the four-year-old at his biological father’s house, though he was bleeding.
Herold pulled over and called police once Miller became unconscious. Police say Lambing was alone with the child at the time of the alleged assault. The boy was taken to Butler Memorial Hospital and did not regain consciousness. Doctors pronounced him dead an hour later. The boy’s mother and Lambing’s girlfriend, Mackenzie Peters, were charged with child endangerment Thursday in connection with the burn injury the boy suffered before his death, WTAE reported. Police searched for Lambing and found him in an attic of an abandoned building the next day, where police say his mother hid him.