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    NY - Richard Rogers on trial for killing, dismembering two gay men

    Evidence linking a former nurse charged with killing and dismembering two men to similar slayings in Pennsylvania, New York and Florida should be admitted at his trial, prosecutors say.

    Ocean County authorities want to introduce testimony and evidence about the out-of-state killings in the trial next month of Richard W. Rogers. He is charged with murdering two men whose body parts were found wrapped in plastic bags and discarded at highway rest stops in Ocean and Burlington counties.
    http://www.wnbc.com/news/5005819/detail.html
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    Lawyer: Cops in dismemberment cases got wrong man

    The lawyer for a former nurse charged with killing and dismembering two gay men told a jury police may have arrested the wrong man, and suggesting that his client's fingerprints prove he did nothing more than carry bags in which mutilated body parts were found.

    In opening statements Wednesday in state Superior Court, David Ruhnke, the lawyer for Richard W. Rogers, said other fingerprints were found on the bags as well.

    Rogers, 55, of Staten Island, N.Y., is charged with two counts of murder, but prosecutors are not seeking the death penalty because the dismemberments were carried out after the victims were already dead. He was arrested in May 2001 after forensic scientists matched his fingerprints to those found on plastic bags containing two victims' body parts.

    Prosecutors also plan to introduce evidence about the killings and mutilation of two other men. Although Rogers is not charged in those killings, Judge James N. Citta ruled that the jury should be allowed to hear about them to weigh whether the similarities in the killings amount to a "signature" that could only have been done by Rogers.
    http://www.nynewsday.com/news/local/...on-apnewjersey
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    The big break in the case came on May 28, 2001, when Maine authorities, who had recently gone online with an automated fingerprint identification system, matched Rogers' prints to those on the bags that contained Mulcahy and Marrero's dismembered remains.

    His fingerprints were on file in Maine because he had been tried in November 1973 for the slaying of his graduate school roommate at the University of Maine, Frederick Spencer. Claiming self defense, Rogers was acquitted in the hammer beating death.

    Rogers was also tried _ and acquitted _ in a 1990 abduction and assault in New York. In that case, the victim met Rogers in a gay bar and returned to Rogers' home, where he said he was drugged with spiked orange juice and stripped, then woke up bound at the wrists and legs.
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    I wonder how many this scum has murdered and they have never found.


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    What got me is the number of times that he has been suspected but has gotten off.
    It is like where he goes, people die. But he is innocent.
    Just when I think that I have seen the most depraved things a human can do to another human, somebody posts a new story...........

    Why is it that when a custodial parent fails to provide for a child it is called neglect and is a criminal matter. But when a non custodial parent fails to provide it is called failure to support and is a civil matter?


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    As Killer Faces Sentencing, His Motive Remains Elusive

    One of the green plastic trash bags dumped 14 years ago off Route 72 in South Jersey contained the head of a man. Another bag held his torso and severed arms, while his legs were found in a third.
    Ten months later, more bags surfaced. The police in Manchester Township, an hour and a half east of Philadelphia, found six bags near a dirt road, filled with the body parts of another man. Richard Rogers Jr., a Staten Island nurse, was convicted in November of murdering the two men, Thomas Mulcahy, 57, identified by prosecutors as a bisexual computer salesman, and Anthony Marrero, 44, identified as a male prostitute. Mr. Mulcahy, prosecutors said, was visiting Manhattan on business in July 1992.

    Judge James Citta of New Jersey Superior Court will decide today whether Mr. Rogers should be sentenced to the maximum punishment of two life sentences. Mr. Rogers is suspected of at least two other murders, but prosecutors have said they do not have enough evidence.

    Yet Mr. Rogers might never have been caught if not for the bags and the faint fingerprints they held. His crimes were meticulous, unobserved affairs hatched in the boozy haze of New York's upscale gay bars. Even now, after more than a decade of work, investigators say Mr. Rogers's motives remain a mystery.

    "The big unanswered question in this case is why," said William Heisler, the Ocean County prosecutor who presented the case at a two-week trial in Toms River, N.J. "For whatever reason, he was targeting gay men in New York. All we know is they were drunk when they went missing."


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    From April 2015:

    Rogers was ultimately not charged in connection with the murders of Sakara or Anderson. Prosecutors in Rockland County declined to charge Rogers in the Sakara murder, citing a lack of evidence. He still is considered the prime suspect.

    In 2006, Rogers was sentenced to two life terms plus 10 years in prison for Mulcahy and Marrero's killings. Now 64, he remains at Trenton's New Jersey State Prison, the toughest maximum-security facility in the state.


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