ST. PAUL (WCCO) — A 53-year-old man was charged Monday with second-degree unintentional murder for the death of 44-year-old Leila Kim Scott.

Michael Sherman, of St. Paul, will make his first court appearance on Monday in Ramsey County District Court. He is accused of beating Scott to death with a baseball bat inside his apartment on Jan. 21.

According to the criminal complaint, police were called to the apartment building at 313 N. Dale St., around 6:39 a.m. last Friday.

Authorities found Scott’s body and a bloody baseball bat inside Sherman’s home. After reviewing surveillance video from the apartment’s security camera, police saw Scott entering the apartment around 5:14 a.m. and no one else leaving the building until Sherman exited at 6:31 a.m.

A preliminary autopsy determined that Scott died of blunt force trauma to the neck and head, according to the complaint.

County Attorney John Choi said in a released statement, “This was a brutal and shocking murder. It is fortunate that an arrest and charged could be brought in such a timely way.”

Comments (6)
  1. antileaveAmsg says:

    Ummmm ok?

  2. kwill1973 says:

    2nd degree unintentional??? What? Sounds intentional to me.

  3. Rev. Dr. Jabrina Howard says:

    how is it unintentional murder ? If you hit anyone with a bat with full strength their gone let alone a frail thin woman. Whats with that ? Sounds intentional to me..

  4. David T says:

    You so nerve!!! You condemned Michael Sherman? You condemned yourselves! Michael had a bad childhood. Romans Chapter 2. You are like a hypocrite pharisee, Rev, Dr. Jabrina Howard.!

    Hey you, not Dr. Howard. You did not commit any wrong? Anyone who did not commit any wrong, throw the first stone. watch your mouth and pay attention to your own hearts. May God have His Mercy on you.

  5. mike says:

    I worked with him wed… and he killed somebody friday thats scary

  6. Jake says:

    Hey, he was a student at Metro State, wasn’t he?

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