Brentt Michael Sherwood of Northumberland, allegedly beat Marla Rose Reed to death in early December. District Attorney Tony Rosini called the crime one of the most vicious acts he has ever seen. Sherwood is facing criminal homicide and related charges. Marla Reed`s mother, Heather Sherwood, is also being charged in the case. She faces the charge of endangering the welfare of children, because police say she knew of prior abuse to the young girl.