First Degree Murder Indictment For Death of Foster Child
(Minneapolis, MN) Learfield Wire Services/TTWN Media Networks -- A grand jury has indicted a Brooklyn Park couple for first-degree murder in the death of their three-year-old foster child last November.
33-year-old Sherrie Dirk made her first court appearance Friday and an initial court date for 31-year-old Bryce Dirk is not yet scheduled. Prosecutors say Sherrie Dirk wrapped the girl with three sheets and left her in a room with the door closed. One of the sheets was found wrapped around the girl's neck, she was severely dehydrated and had lost a significant amount of weight.
Four other children in the Dirk's home were placed in protective care.