Mikey Update

By:  Diane Benjamin Update to the numerous stories about Mike and Mikey Cadena. I haven’t done a story for awhile because the judge doesn’t want either side using Mikey as a pawn.  Since that hasn’t stopped the other side, I will recap some of what happened in court yesterday. Mike will be returning to Illinois […]

State’s Attorney Emails – Cadena

By:  Diane Benjamin Below are two emails sent by Jeffry Horve to Michael Cadena concerning Amber Buck and his son Mikey.  Horve is the Felony Drug Unit Supervisor and Assistant State’s Attorney for McLean County. It is obvious Horve knew what was best for Mikey, the judges involved made their own decisions. The first two […]

Miscellaneous

By:  Diane Benjamin The concussion will be keeping me from writing much for at least a few days. Here’s a couple of things I couldn’t pass up: As of October 26th, Green Top isn’t close to raising $400,000: Yes they have only raised $141,800 of the needed $400,000. _____________________________ The Pantagraph again let a lawyer […]

How you help Michael Cadena!

I found out more information on how Amber got Mikey.  She waited until the courts were closed and then filed a missing persons report for Mikey.  The police told the Cadena family that anybody hiding him would be charged with kidnapping.  She then took the police to his house and got him.  Since the judge […]

Amber Buck has Mikey

  By:  Diane Benjamin Last night Amber decided to show up at Mikey’s house with the police and take him.  Armed with Judge Hill’s order giving her temporary custody, she succeeded.  No Massachusetts court has given her permission to leave the state with Mikey, that could change today.   Meanwhile, Michael Cadena is still in jail. […]

Video: Mikey on calls with his mom

Judge Hill has not seen these videos and Amber Buck’s lawyer successful kept the court in Massachusetts from seeing them. Amber’s attorney complained in court here that he doesn’t have a copy, he got a copy from Michael’s lawyer at the last hearing. The video is numerous calls between Mikey and his mother.  Her voice […]

Cadena – Buck emails you haven’t seen

By:  Diane Benjamin Amber Buck’s parents were in the courtroom at last weeks hearing where Judge Hill issued an arrest warrant for Michael. If they had cared more when their daughter was cooking meth and allowing Mikey to be abused, his dad never would have fled to Massachusetts. See this email: Note the date:  March […]

Mikey’s day in court – Massachusetts

By:  Diane Benjamin Summary of today’s proceedings: The hearing lasted MANY hours.  Mikey’s mom, Amber Buck, decided not to testify.  The feeling from Michael Cadena’s side was she was afraid of facing cross-examination.  Michael’s lawyer had a lot of questions ready. Mikey’s doctor, Garfinkle, was allowed to testify in general terms about her experiences with […]

Press Release – Mikey Cadena

PRESS RELEASE MASSACHUSETTS JUDGE DENIES CHILD PSYCHOLOGIST TESTIMONY IN UPCOMING EVIDENTIARY HEARING Child may be removed from the safety of his current home and returned to the “care” of his abuser as early as August 31, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 25, 2018 Boston, MA – Mikey Cadena Jr., 4 years old, has a […]

Was the Pantagraph in Massachusetts?

By:  Diane Benjamin It’s always amusing when the Pantagraph tries to do news when I know they didn’t do anything but print what they are told.  That is the reason I started covering the Mikey Cadena story.  I think it’s safe to assume ol’ Edith didn’t fly out to a court hearing in Massachusetts. Yesterday […]

Why no child abuse charges?

By:  Diane Benjamin Pediatric Resource Center for Child Abuse and Neglect in Peoria examined Mikey Cadena and documented several injuries as well as extensive dental problems. He had severe bruising, blunt force trauma, a human bite mark, black eyes, anal tear, rope burns, etc. They concluded he was abused.             […]