TX TX - Donald Rodgers, 14, Fort Worth, 7 Aug 1973

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    JusticeWillBeServed Well-Known Member

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    After more than four decades, an arrest has been made in the cold case murder of Donald Rodgers. Rodgers was at his friend's house (Melvin Knox) when he was fatally shot and stabbed. Knox claimed that an intruder broke in and committed the homicide; a story that investigators doubted. He was arrested and charged with the crime back in 1973 but the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence. Now, he is being charged again.

    Fort Worth man arrested in 42-year-old cold case

     

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    There were updates last week on the status of this case.

    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article93305767.html

    http://www.fox4news.com/news/184953193-story

     
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    Melvin Knox pleaded guilty last month to the murder and was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison. He claims that he accidentally shot Donald in the face although he doesn't remember stabbing him seven times afterwards. It's great that the judge gave him a harsh prison sentence instead of probation.

    Calling it a ‘heinous crime,’ judge gives Fort Worth man 40 years for 1973 murder

     
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    Gone cold, but not forgotten: Searching for answers in unsolved murder cases

    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article173352466.html

    Out of the Cold: Melvin Knox's Secret (Podcast)

    http://www.star-telegram.com/news/special-reports/article173303721.html
     
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    The Star-Telegram has started a podcast on cold cases called Out Of The Cold. The first two episodes are on Donald's Rodger's murder. We'll be doing a new episode every month on a different cold case from the North Texas area. Please consider listening to it. You can find the episodes at this link or on iTunes. Thank you!
     

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