St. Louis County â€” When Sherman Burnett Jr. was 13, he got mad at a 6-year-old girl. He has stated that she threw a rock at him. Well, Sherman proceeded to abduct her, stomped, sodomized and attempted to rape the girl, then left her semi-conscious body near railroad tracks not far from her home.
She remained there all night unable to move any further after attempting to crawl home. When found, her eyes were swollen shut, half of an ear had been torn off, her liver had been lacerated, she had a skull fracture, and she was bruised from the top of her head to her thighs. She identified Sherman Burnett Jr as her attacker. Burnett pleaded guilty Aug. 10 in St. Louis County Circuit Court of child kidnapping, sodomy, first-degree assault and attempted rape.
On Sept 25th, the victim wrote to Circuit Judge Melvyn W. Weisman, the judge overseeing the case, and told him “I want for him to go away for 60 years. Because wen he gets out he won’t hurt any other person.” On the 15th of November, 2007, that’s exactly what Circuit Judge Melvyn W. Wiesman did, ordering consecutive terms that add up to 60 years for Sherman Burnett Jr., 15. He will not be eligible for parole until at least 2056.
I was not aware of this case until susan, a person I hear is beautiful inside AND out, informed me of it. Some other interesting facts about Sherman Burnett Jr:
- Sherman Burnett Jr. is the youngest inmate ever housed in the St. Louis County jail
- At one time, him and his father were both in the same jail at the same time
- In June 2005, Burnett had allegedly offered an 11-year-old girl $50 for sex, and threw her brother to the ground when she refused and he intervened.