This story came out last year and I knew nothing about it. At the time of the incident Sherman Burnett, Jr. was only 13 years old. He attacked and raped a 6 year old. He beat her so badly that he tore her ear off.
Something happened to this little boy and I suspect it has something to do with his home life. While Sherman Jr. was in jail awaiting trial, Sherman Sr. was also in jail on drug charges.
Being a parent is one of the most important responsibilties that an adult will ever have to manage. When you screw up as an adult it affects your children. How can a child do this? what was his home life like?
And the poor 6 ear old girl who endured this violent attack. I am glad that she is recovering well and I hope this won’t haunt her for the rest of her life.
Sherman Burnett jr. received the following sentence:
20 years for assault,
20 years for kidnapping,
10 years for sodomy, and
10 years for attempted sodomy.
He will eligible for parole when he is 66 years old
Is this sentence fair?
There are people who get less time for murder; why is that? (And I ask this question because I really don’t know. Are there any lawyers out there who can answer this one?)
I only wish they could investigate his parents to see what in the hell was going on in the household.