London Marie Sherwood
September 4, 2007 - December 4, 2007
A Grave Memorial
How could a LOVING and CARING
her baby off, kiss her good bye and then not see her for three weeks?
couldn't! It is unclear as for who dropped the baby off at the fathers
home, either Jessica or friends after Jessica abandoned the baby. Three
weeks later, she would be making the decision to take her child off of
life support after the child died as a result of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
All the while crying and saying how much she loved this baby girl. What
she doesn't realize is that people who LOVE their children DON'T
abandon them and then go party. I have read postings of how people feel
sorry for Jessica. I don't feel one bit sorry for her, she helped to
this child by not checking on her after she just dumped her like a bag
of garbage on the doorstep of her father and never went back.
People who LOVE their
children, worry about
them, they check on them, they visit them, they buy things for them,
nurture them, they don't dispose of them saying their other parent is
for them, simply so they can go out and have a good time.
On December 4, 2007 at 2:29 a.m.,
was taken off of life support and died. Pictures show her mother
her on the face as she tells her good bye. This sickens me since a
who drops her child off and never checks on her again until she's on
support, is no mother at all. London's mother would go on to leave
talking about how people should keep their children with them all the
Advice she is freely throwing around for others when she didn't care
about her own child to do the same for her.
Why didn't Jessica do this? Jessica
she had been kicked out of her apartment and had no place to live. Why
not KEEP your child and get some help from the many,
that could have helped? I believe, from what I have read, that the REAL
reason was because she wanted to party, she wanted to hang out with
and after she found out that Joshua Schakk was indeed the biological
of her child, she took London Marie and dumper her off on the
father and forgot about her until she was almost dead. Some reports say
that Jessica was into drugs and drinking, others say that she just
want the responsibility of a child. Here is some advice for Jessica and
anyone else who doesn't want the responsibility of a child:
Legal complaints filed said that
Jessica had been
drinking and doing drugs all while she was pregnant. On different
pages Jessica spoke about her love of clubbing and that the drug she
resembles is marijuana. She talked of having a baby, though she didn't
mention that she had abandoned that baby. She talked of how she lived
the Godmother of that baby, why didn't she keep the baby and continue
live with the Godmother or one of the many Aunts she said her baby has?
She also spoke of how she goes out to clubs at least three times a
Funny thing, her pages NOW
seem to all have been set to private. That means
not view them if you are not on her friends list.
I am disturbed by the things I am
reading about what
this mother did during the three weeks she was without her child. I am
disturbed that people are feeling sorry for this mother who abandoned
child and never looked back. The reports say that she NEVER
on London for three weeks and that the police had to track her down to
tell her of what had happened to this precious Angel.
Though Joshua lived with his father,
girlfriend and her two sons, they all made it clear up front that
was Joshua's responsibility, alone. Newspapers reported that for the
week of her life, London never left the bedroom where she and her
slept. Why didn't anyone in that house notice they had not seen her for
a week? No one in that house held, talked to, fed, changed her diapers
or even played with London, other than her father. What kind of people
could know that their grandchild was in the house and NEVER pay
any attention to her? Reports say that London spent the last week of
life, in the room, on a dirty mattress where she and
her father slept.
On December 3, 2007 at 4:40 p.m., an
ambulance was called
to the home where Joshua lived with his parents. The paramedics were
that a little girl was not breathing. Joshua would tell them that
had bumped her head in the bathtub. London was taken to Westfields
in New Richmond and the decision was made to transfer her Children's
in St. Paul where she was placed on life support. At around 2:30 a.m.,
mother, Jessica, made the decision to take London off of life support
St. Croix County investigators were made
a possible case of child abuse by officials at the Children's Hospital.
Dr. Michael McGee, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner said that the
of London showed scattered soft tissue bruises to the face and neck,
of the eyes as well as evidence of closed head trauma that included
London also had signs of rib fractures that were in the process of
London's death was ruled as a child abuse death with the manner of
being homicide. Joshua Schakk admitted that he had become frustrated
London due to her crying and fussing and had shaken her and that when
had put her to bed her head was struck on the wall.
Herb Schakk told police that Joshua
had not gone
out or even left the house in the three weeks since London had been
of at their home. Joshua spent most of his time with his daughter,
to his father, Herb:
"He loved that child. I know
that for a fact.
His main focus was taking care of that child."
It's a shame that Herb and his
girlfriend and her
two sons didn't feel the same way. They could have been helping Joshua
the entire time and things might have been easier for him and London.
was said that the ONLY time any of them bothered to even hold
baby was when Herb's girlfriend grabbed London after Joshua said
was wrong and the baby was blue.
Joshua Alan Schakk was charged with
homicide in the
death of this sweet little Angel girl. His first court appearance was
December 6, 2007 where he was facing one felony charge of second degree
homicide. Joshua was arrested on December 4th and had been held on a
bond for shaking his child and causing her to die. Joshua would plead
Eric Johnson, the District Attorney
said that the
a sentence of seven to ten years in prison would be appropriate in this
case. Alex Andrea, Joshua's lawyer said that for many reasons, Joshua
only get probation for what he had done.
"I loved my daughter more than
miss my daughter. If I had known this would have
happened from her head
hitting on the
wall, I would have called 911."
Joshua plead guilty on January 16,
2008. At the age
of 21, Joshua Alan Schakk was convicted of second degree reckless
in the death of his daughter, London Marie Sherwood and sentenced to ONLY
years in prison with an extra nine months of probation after he is
Alex Andrea defended Joshua and shook his head after the sentence was
out. Alex Andrea stated that a woman would only be given probation
the same circumstances. The judge spoke to Joshua before sentencing:
"I know you are remorseful and
you wish you
could go back and undo what's been done.
But that's not an option"
Judge Scott Needham
Eric Johnson said:
"It was an appropriate
sentence. The judge
weighed all the circumstances. It is a sad case."
Scott Needham said that the sentence
was in part
due to Joshua's neglect in not getting help for London. Joshua's family
pleaded for a lighter sentence and Jessica L. Sherwood sat on the other
side asking for a longer sentence.
"Please have mercy on my son"
Linda Schakk - Joshua's mother
Where were these people BEFORE
Angel died? Jessica can go on and on about how she loved her daughter
she was the love her of her life, she can't make it true, though. Herb
can talk all about how Joshua loved London, none of them has a right to
even speak her name, they ALL failed her!
An e-mail sent
to me on March 9,
have it completetly wrong! ! Her mother did NOT drop her off kiss her
and say goobye ! ! She clearly didn't
have a place 2 live and
she thought that London's dads house was a safe place for her! ! ! I am
aunt and stuff like this is
jus really makes me mad cause if you dont know the whole story dont say
stuff that isn't true
It is interesting to me how the
people who write me in defense of someone who has killed or helped to
kill a child
all say the same things. They say that I don't have the facts straight.
Funny thing is that I get the facts from news
stories and a lot of time from people who were actually there and KNOW the facts for sure. Funny thing
this "aunt" who is defending Jessica, she's trying very hard to
that Jessica was doing what she thought was best for London. Sorry,
"aunt", people who love their
children do not drop them off and not check on them until they are
Furthermore, where was the "aunt" when London
needed someone to take care of her? Didn't have the room? B.S....If ANYONE in my
family needed a place to stay, ESPECIALLY
with a newborn baby, they'd
have it as long as they were drug and alcohol free. If not, then the
baby would stay with me. That's the way "aunt's behave toward their
I read that in 2008 Jessica was
pregnant again, let's hope that the Angels have surrounded that child
and are keeping it safe.
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