Jason Burdick Found Guilty In 2000 Antioch Rape 3-19-2010 - WSMV Channel 4

Jason Burdick Found Guilty In 2000 Antioch Rape 3-19-2010

A jury found Thursday that a Nashville man was guilty of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated rape in a 2000 case in Antioch. Jason Burdick has now been found guilty in three separate trials known as the notorious "Wooded Rapist" cases.
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He will be sentenced May 5 and faces up to 50 more years in prison.
DNA professionals testified Thursday morning that a semen sample recovered at the scene of the crime revealed that there was a one in six billion chance that the sample does not match Burdick.
The mother of a rape victim testified Wednesday that she was forced to comfort her grandchildren while her daughter's attacker held her at gunpoint in the assault.
Opening statements began Wednesday morning after a jury was seated Tuesday in the third trial of the notorious "Wooded Rapist" cases.
Burdick is accused of a series of rapes in middle Tennessee during the 1990s and 2000s.
This trial involves the February 2000 assault of a 29-year-old woman at the Hickory Glade Condominiums on Tusculum Road in Antioch. The attacker in the case used Duct tape and cords to tie up a mother so he could rape the woman.
The case also led police to call the attacker the "Wooded Rapist."
The prosecution said Wednesday that Burdick cut phone lines, wore a mask, left no fingerprints, planned his entrance and escaped meticulously. However, lawyers contend that Burdick left his DNA at the condo after the attack, which led to him being charged in the case.
The mother of the rape victim took the stand Wednesday and testified she was tied up, blindfolded and held at gun point while her daughter was raped in 2000. She said she sang Christian songs to her daughters' three children, who were all under 6 years old, so they wouldn't hear the rape as it was occurring.
"I think all kids have dreams where they want to yell out but they can't, so I couldn't find my voice, almost," the woman said. "I wanted to sing because I didn't want the children to hear the moaning."
The rape victim was on the stand Wednesday morning and testified that she tried to call 911 when she heard her mother scream; however, the phone line had already been cut.
"Nobody teaches you what to do when 911 doesn't work," said the victim on the stand. "There's an overwhelming sense of relief that you have survived, that you have lived through what many women never live through. And there was a moment of worship."
Burdick has already been found guilty in two other attacks on woman and is currently serving 42 years in prison.
He is accused of raping at least 12 women in Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties over a 14-year period.

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