This is an excerpt from a public Facebook post about a murderer being given bail after murdering her husband Brant Burke. His family is suffering because they have lost two sons and two brothers and this woman is roaming free. It is pretty much unheard of for someone to be let out on bail when charged with first degree murder. How did this happen? When will this poor family get some justice?
“The courts seem to think that because you have no priors it is ok to let you out on bail even as a FIRST DEGREE MURDER. Has anyone asked how Brant’s family is doing, well let me enlighten you. While Melissa Sheridan is out on bail, I hear she is able to be with her children, have company drop in, run her business, and get on playing house and living her life. Well let me tell you it is not the same for the Burke family. She has created a living hell causing Brant’s mom to suffer severe stress which has put her in the hospital a couple of times, she cries all the time because she is heartbroken. Melissa not only took one son she took two since the other is sitting in jail with no bail. Some sisters of Brant are suffering in silence, some are seeing councillors, and some afraid they may run in to Melissa since she is allowed out of the house with her Surety. The last surviving brother living in another province and not being able to be here to help his family leaving him feeling broken also. Brant’s daughters cannot even have closure because his ashes cannot be released to them. Not to mention what is Melissa telling the young children that are with her. No one on Brant’s side of the family even gets to see them. I have seen my family slowly crumble as a result of our Justice System, a Justice System that cares more about the criminal rather than the victims of the senseless and heinous crime.”