Sentencing delayed in ‘Wooded Rapist’ case

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 1:14pm

Wednesday morning’s sentencing in the latest conviction of the man called the “Wooded Rapist” was continued until Thursday morning.

Robert Jason Burdick’s defense attorney asked for more time to discuss sentencing options with his client, according to Susan Niland, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s Office.

Burdick was convicted in March on especially aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape charges for a February 2000 attack on Tusculum Road.

He faces the maximum penalty of 25 years for each count. He is already serving 42 years for convictions in two other cases.


2 Comments on this post:

By: OperaReed on 5/12/10 at 12:04

What is there to discuss with the defendant? I could understand his attorney wanting to outline his possible options PRIOR to trial - perhaps in exchange for a guilty plea? Now that he his has been convicted what input does he have?

By: concretemike on 5/13/10 at 6:24

Why waste more time on this? This conversation should be short and are now a twice convicted rapist, you are never going to get out of prison, do you want to take long hot showers in Nashville with Bubba or do you want to go to another facility in the state where you get to play tight end? Good luck loser!