GUILTY NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

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  1. amandab

    amandab Well-Known Member

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    Oh now *this* is interesting. This would presumably see him spending time in regular prison instead of a mental health facility (which he certainly seems to need), right?
     
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  2. Niner

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    If anyone sees "when" he will be sentenced - please post! I can't access NC court sites - how about you @misgrn ?
     
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    Monday, April 12th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 1 of 2) (@ am ET) – NC – Katelyn Self (26), daughter & Amanda Self (35), daughter-in-law (May 20, 2018, Bessemer City) – *Roger Glenn Self (62/now 65) arrested & charged (5/20/18) & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder (after allegedly plowing his Jeep into a restaurant where his family were sitting) & assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. And charged, indicted & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder & 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Josh Self (38), his son, was injured and remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). Roger Self's wife, Diana (53), was also among the injured and she remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18).
    Trial was set to begin in August, but plead guilty on 1/25/21.

    Court info from 5/21/18 thru 12/25/19 reference post #146 here:
    GUILTY - NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

    2/24/20 Update: Court hearing dealt with procedural issues, mostly related to prosecutors having access to psychological records from defense experts expected to testify about Self’s mental health. Self’s attorney, Rick Beam, told District Attorney Locke Bell and Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin the person examining his client’s mental state has at least one more meeting scheduled with him, but that the report should be completed and available for review by mid April. Bell was agreeable to the timetable and Ervin set the next court hearing over the issue for April 27. Trial is scheduled in August (no date).
    1/25/21 Update: Self plead guilty to 2 counts of second-degree murder. Before he was taken away, Self yelled at his family, “I love you, you’re my hero.” Self’s sentencing has not been determined. He entered a guilty plea under the Alford plea, which essentially means he pleads guilty without specifically admitting to the guilt itself. Sentencing on 4/12/21 & expected to last 2 days.
     
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    Wondering if his wife Diana recovered? I see I have that she was in serious condition back in 2018.

    TIA!
     
  7. Niner

    Niner Long time Websleuther

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    Any news on what happened yesterday at his sentencing? Wondering if they continued into today? I'll post this - just in case they did! :)

    Tuesday, April 13th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 2 of 2) (@ am ET) – NC – Katelyn Self (26), daughter & Amanda Self (35), daughter-in-law (May 20, 2018, Bessemer City) – *Roger Glenn Self (62/now 65) arrested & charged (5/20/18) & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder (after allegedly plowing his Jeep into a restaurant where his family were sitting) & assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. And charged, indicted & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder & 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Josh Self (38), his son, was injured and remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). Roger Self's wife, Diana (53), was also among the injured and she remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18).
    Trial was set to begin in August, but plead guilty on 1/25/21 to 2 counts of 2nd degree murder.

    Court info from 5/21/18 thru 2/24/20 reference post #165 here:
    GUILTY - NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

    1/25/21 Update: Self plead guilty to 2 counts of second-degree murder. Before he was taken away, Self yelled at his family, “I love you, you’re my hero.” Self’s sentencing has not been determined. He entered a guilty plea under the Alford plea, which essentially means he pleads guilty without specifically admitting to the guilt itself. Sentencing on 4/12/21 & expected to last 2 days. 4/12/21 Update: Sentencing continued on 4/13/21.
     
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    Gaston man who killed family by driving into restaurant faces fate

    This is a subscriber-only article but I was able to read it by using Apple's "Reader View." Bold red text by me, below.

    'God is done with me': Roger Self, convicted of killing his family members, awaits his fate

    Court filings in the Roger Self murder case depict a deeply troubled man, both mentally and spiritually, in the weeks leading up to him driving an SUV through a restaurant, killing his daughter and daughter-in-law and seriously injuring several other family members.

    Self, a prominent Dallas businessman before the horrific killings, pleaded guilty in January to two counts of second-degree murder, a move that allowed him to escape a possible life sentence without parole.

    Starting Tuesday, a judge tasked with determining an appropriate punishment will begin to hear evidence in a case that garnered international attention. The judge will have to weigh factors such as Self's mental health at the time against the fact he killed two people who trusted him.

    (snip)

    Wife Diane Self and son Joshua Self suffered serious injuries, but have recovered from their physical wounds.

    (snip)

    "I didn't mean to hurt them," Self said as he pleaded guilty in court.

    (snip)

    Beam [Self's defense attorney] said in court that he would discuss Self's mental health issues at length during this sentencing phase of the case.

    "He's still having some real issues dealing with what's going on," Beam said in January.

    Members of Self's family have stood by him throughout the proceedings. They describe their family as faithful Christians.

    @Niner

     
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    Wednesday, April 14th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 3 of 3) (@ am ET) – NC – Katelyn Self (26), daughter & Amanda Self (35), daughter-in-law (May 20, 2018, Bessemer City) – *Roger Glenn Self (62/now 65) arrested & charged (5/20/18) & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder (after allegedly plowing his Jeep into a restaurant where his family were sitting) & assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. And charged, indicted & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder & 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Josh Self (38), his son, was injured and remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). Roger Self's wife, Diana (53), was also among the injured and she remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). They both have recovered.
    Trial was set to begin in August, but plead guilty on 1/25/21 to 2 counts of 2nd degree murder.

    Court info from 5/21/18 thru 2/24/20 reference post #165 here:
    GUILTY - NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

    1/25/21 Update: Self plead guilty to 2 counts of second-degree murder. Before he was taken away, Self yelled at his family, “I love you, you’re my hero.” Self’s sentencing has not been determined. He entered a guilty plea under the Alford plea, which essentially means he pleads guilty without specifically admitting to the guilt itself. Sentencing on 4/12/21 & expected to last 2 days. 4/12/21 Update: Sentencing continued on 4/13/21.
    4/13/21 Update: Witnesses: Joshua Self, son said "He was worried about everything at that point.”
    Catherine Picard, a Crowders Mountain Rescue EMT, checked on him in the SUV after he crashed. Bessemer City Police Officer Greg Goins said when he arrived a few minutes later, Roger Self was out of his SUV and in handcuffs. Prosecutors played video of Self's interrogation at Bessemer City Police headquarters. During his interview with detectives, Self told them he had been battling mental health problems. Tashia Witherspoon, a paramedic, recalled when Amanda Self was brought into CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was a nurse in the same emergency department. Austin Rammell, the family's pastor. Sheriff Alan Cloninger hired Katelyn. Caleb Martin was bussing tables at the restaurant. Roger Self entered an Alford plea. Testimony is expected to last until Wednesday, 4/14/21. Self faces anywhere from 12 to 70 years in prison.
     
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  12. Niner

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    Any updates yet on sentencing?

    TIA! [​IMG]
     
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    third day of sentencing continues today.

    Psychiatrist testifies at Roger Self trial

    Self's defense attorney is expected to call more witnesses Thursday.
     
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    Thursday, April 15th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (Day 4 of 4) (@ am ET) – NC – Katelyn Self (26), daughter & Amanda Self (35), daughter-in-law (May 20, 2018, Bessemer City) – *Roger Glenn Self (62/now 65) arrested & charged (5/20/18) & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder (after allegedly plowing his Jeep into a restaurant where his family were sitting) & assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. And charged, indicted & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder & 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Josh Self (38), his son, was injured and remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). Roger Self's wife, Diana (53), was also among the injured and she remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). They both have recovered.
    Trial was set to begin in August, but plead guilty on 1/25/21 to 2 counts of 2nd degree murder.

    Court info from 5/21/18 thru 4/12/20 reference post #171 here:
    GUILTY - NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

    4/13/21 Update: Witnesses: Joshua Self, son said "He was worried about everything at that point.” Catherine Picard, a Crowders Mountain Rescue EMT, checked on him in the SUV after he crashed. Bessemer City Police Officer Greg Goins said when he arrived a few minutes later, Roger Self was out of his SUV and in handcuffs. Prosecutors played video of Self's interrogation at Bessemer City Police headquarters. During his interview with detectives, Self told them he had been battling mental health problems. Tashia Witherspoon, a paramedic, recalled when Amanda Self was brought into CaroMont Regional Medical Center. She was a nurse in the same emergency department. Austin Rammell, the family's pastor. Sheriff Alan Cloninger hired Katelyn. Caleb Martin was bussing tables at the restaurant. Roger Self entered an Alford plea. Testimony is expected to last until Wednesday, 4/14/21. Self faces anywhere from 12 to 70 years in prison.
    4/14/21 Update: After prosecutors wrapped up their case early Wednesday morning, Self's defense attorney, Rick Beam, attempted to present mitigating factors in his client's case by focusing on Self's deteriorating mental health in the months leading up to his crimes. Defense attorney began presenting mitigating factors during the second day of Self's sentencing hearing. His defense attorney's efforts to seek a shorter prison sentence. Dr. George Corvin, a forensic psychiatrist who had multiple sessions with Self, diagnosed Self as having Bipolar II Disorder. He said Self had been taking several different anti-depressants & anti-anxiety medications, but they weren't helping him. Self ultimately went cold turkey in the weeks before his crimes. Self's defense attorney is expected to call more witnesses Thursday, 4/15/21.
     
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    Found an article for yesterday's hearing.

    ‘I did not intentionally do that:’ Roger Self tearfully testifies in court during sentencing hearing

    April 15, 2021
    ....
    He was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing. In the last three days, more than 20 people testified about Self’s character, his changing behavior and mental health. The days consisted of hours of witness testimonies and a review of the restaurant surveillance video.

    The court once again called for a recess Thursday, continuing Self’s sentencing for a fourth day. The hearing will resume on Friday [4/16/21].

    Self testified on Thursday about his work at church, mental health and what he remembers from May 20, 2018. Roger Self says the days leading up to the deadly crash were like a dream.


    more in article. Also has interview with officers after crash in there.
     
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    Friday, April 16th:
    *Sentencing Hearing (@ am ET) – NC – Katelyn Self (26), daughter & Amanda Self (35), daughter-in-law (May 20, 2018, Bessemer City) – *Roger Glenn Self (62/now 65) arrested & charged (5/20/18) & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of 1st degree murder (after allegedly plowing his Jeep into a restaurant where his family were sitting) & assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury. And charged, indicted & arraigned (5/13/19) with 2 counts of attempted 1st degree murder & 2 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill or inflict serious injury. Plead not guilty. $1M bond.
    Josh Self (38), his son, was injured and remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). Roger Self's wife, Diana (53), was also among the injured and she remained in critical but stable condition Monday (5/21/18). They both have recovered.
    Trial was set to begin in August, but plead guilty on 1/25/21 to 2 counts of 2nd degree murder.

    Court info from 5/21/18 thru 4/13/20 reference post #174 here:
    GUILTY - NC - Man took family to lunch, left table and drove car into restaurant, killing 2, May 2018

    4/14/21 Update: After prosecutors wrapped up their case early Wednesday morning, Self's defense attorney, Rick Beam, attempted to present mitigating factors in his client's case by focusing on Self's deteriorating mental health in the months leading up to his crimes. Defense attorney began presenting mitigating factors during the second day of Self's sentencing hearing. His defense attorney's efforts to seek a shorter prison sentence. Dr. George Corvin, a forensic psychiatrist who had multiple sessions with Self, diagnosed Self as having Bipolar II Disorder. He said Self had been taking several different anti-depressants & anti-anxiety medications, but they weren't helping him. Self ultimately went cold turkey in the weeks before his crimes. Brian Harper also testified Wednesday. He’s known Self since 1992 & says he often confided in Self about his personal life & mental health. Self's defense attorney is expected to call more witnesses on Thursday, 4/15/21.
    4/15/21 Update: Self testified today. He says he was on multiple medications trying to treat the pain he was feeling from his mental illness, but he says it only got worse. Self says he felt disconnected and while he was aware he crashed into the restaurant - he says didn’t feel anything emotionally. Self says he saw multiple doctors & was taking different medications but says his condition didn’t change. He says he even thought of ending his own life but says he didn’t want to put his family through that pain. Self fought back tears for over two hours as he testified saying he just wanted some help & that he didn’t mean to hurt anyone. Self’s daughter Taylor Potter & his wife Dianne shared their love for him Thursday & talked about how they encouraged him to get mental health treatment. Sentencing hearing continues on 4/16/21.
     
  17. Barbieshell

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    Sounds like the man had a psychotic episode (jmoo), what an horrific story - I hope the family have received all the support they need to start healing bless them.
    It'll be interesting to see what kind of sentence is handed down to Mr Self.
     
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    Roger Self, who crashed into N.C. restaurant killing family members, sentenced to more than 50 years in prison

    April 16, 2021
    BESSEMER CITY, NC (WBTV) - Roger Self, the man who crashed his SUV into a Gaston County restaurant, killing two of his family members, has been sentenced to more than 50 years in prison.
    [.....]
    He was back in court this week for his sentencing hearing. In the last three days, more than 20 people testified about Self’s character, his changing behavior and mental health. The days consisted of hours of witness testimonies and a review of the restaurant surveillance video.

    Self’s sentencing hearing lasted for four days, ending on Friday.
     
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    What about the psychiatrist that was treating him prior to the incident?
    Who were the “multiple doctors” that gave the “wrong medication” or different types that were not working for Mr Self? For three years or more?

    A girlfriend at the beach?

    Gaston County Man Who Drove SUV Into Restaurant, Killing 2 Relatives, Sentenced To At Least 38 Years
     
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