Son Charged in Fathers Death in Donna
POSTED: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 - 7:59am
UPDATED: Thursday, April 19, 2012 - 2:40pm
The Hidalgo Sheriff's Department has three people in custody for the murder of John Rogers.
Deputies found Rogers shot several times on Monday. They discovered his body at his home on North Val Verde road in Donna and investigators believe a group of individuals broke into his home and stole his belongings and killed him.
They arrested Roger's son, 28 year-old John William Rogers who is accused of shooting his father as he robbed him. Jackson County Sheriff's deputies arrested him along with 27 year-old George Frederick Sweeney in Edna, Texas. According to Jackson County deputies, both Rogers and Sweeney had jewelry that belonged to the older Rogers.
Sweeney is also charged with capital murder and 30 year-old Riley Bryant is also facing capital murder charges in the case and deputies say both Rogers and Sweeney implicated him in participating in the robbery.