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Man Convicted In Beating Death Of Woman

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Michael Sherman (credit: St. Paul Police Department)

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A 53-year-old St. Paul man was convicted Friday in Ramsey County court in the January beating death of a woman in St. Paul.

Michael Sherman was convicted of unintentional second-degree murder in the beating death of 44-year-old Lelia Kim Scott in his St. Paul apartment back in January.

Sherman had been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in connection with the Jan. 21 incident. According to a criminal complaint, police were called to his apartment on the 300 block of North Dale Street at about 6:40 a.m..

When they arrived, they found Scott’s body in Sherman’s apartment. She had suffered severe blunt force injuries to her head and neck. Police observed a baseball bat in the apartment with what appeared to be blood on the barrel, according to the complaint.

They also noticed a note under the kitchen table in the apartment that appeared to be about making a deal for sex and money, according to the complaint.

The complaint states people at the apartment knew that Scott had a history of being a prostitute and that Sherman had a history of picking up prostitutes. Sherman admitted to police that he beat her because she was going through his stuff and wouldn’t stop.

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