Man accused in sisters’ stabbing deaths wouldn’t enter court

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) – A Kentucky man accused of stabbing his two sisters to death wouldn’t enter the courtroom for his preliminary hearing.

The Kentucky New Era reports (http://bit.ly/2bxfZkB) that 65-year-old Robert Jerry Rogers refused multiple times to appear in the Christian District courtroom Monday. Rogers’ attorney, Clay Beineke, said his client waived his right to be present.

Rogers faces murder charges in the deaths of 69-year-old Francis Carolyn Coleman and 62-year-old Joanne Rogers, who were found stabbed at a Hopkinsville home on Aug. 7.

Authorities say the suspect was discovered inside the residence with blood on his clothes.

Hopkinsville police Detective Randall Greene testified that Robert Rogers said his sisters were trying to steal money from him.

A judge forwarded his case to the grand jury. The suspect will undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

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Information from: Kentucky New Era, http://www.kentuckynewera.com

 

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