Sunday, August 3, 2008
Wooded Rapist suspect set for trial
By CHRIS ECHEGARAY • Staff Writer (Tennessean)• July 31, 2008 The man accused of being the Wooded Rapist is now scheduled to go to trial in April 2009 in Davidson County Criminal Court. Judge Seth Norman will conduct the trial. Robert Jason Burdick, 38, is suspected in at least 13 rapes and faces related charges stemming from attacks between 1994 and 2008 in Davidson, Williamson and Wilson counties. He has been held without bail since his May 1 arrest on Interstate 24 in Rutherford County. Burdick is charged with seven counts of aggravated rape, two counts of attempted aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated burglary, especially aggravated kidnapping and attempted rape in Davidson County.