LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –
In 1997, Jeremy Strohmeyer admitted to eliminating 7-year-old Sherrice Iverson. Twenty-one years later, his attorneys have stated they want him paroled.
“I took her in the big stall, the handicap stall,” he told detectives. “To keep her quiet, I choked her.”
The murder took place at the Primadonna Casino which is now the Primm Valley Resort. Sherrice was found raped and murdered in the bathroom stall.
Retired City detective Phil Ramos stated this case is one that has actually stuck with him.
“The innocence of the victim, the brutality of the murder, and the cavalier mindset of the killer,” Ramos said. “I still keep in mind taking the confession from him and he described in brutal information how he molested little Sherrice.”
At the time of the crime Jeremy Strohmeyer was 18. He pleaded guilty to the criminal offense to prevent the capital punishment and was sentenced to life in prison without parole.
“Of all the murder cases which the death sentence has actually been talked out, this is one where I was so dissatisfied when they took the death sentence off the table. He told me regarding why he killed Sherrice, he simply wanted to see exactly what it resembled to kill somebody,” Ramos said.
Almost 21 years to the day after Sherrice was murdered, Strohmeyer returned to court. Today, his attorneys were asking a judge to re-sentence Strohmeyer. They argued his brain wasn’t completely established when he devoted the murder. They said they desire the now-39-year-old to obtain the possibility of parole.
One of his lawyers, Ozzie Fumo, argued that Strohmeyer had factors in his youth which impacted that brain advancement including his mom’s mental illness, and him being set up for adoption.
Phil Ramos stated he and other investigators will be the first to affirm at a hearing should Strohmeyer get his wish for a brand-new re-sentencing.
“He was not immature. He is a cold-blooded killer and he should have been put to death for this criminal offense.”
A judge was anticipated to make a decision on Strohmeyer’s case in 3 months.
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