Fargo Homicide

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Feb 25, 2013 at 11:58 am

A Fargo man accused of killing his wife and staging her death as suicide says he lost his job and needs a public defender.
     Ronald Rogers Jr. made his first appearance Monday in Cass County Court. He's charged with murder and willful disturbance of a dead body.
     Authorities believe the 46-year-old Rogers shot 40-year-old Elizabeth Rogers in the head and placed a pistol in her hand to make it look like a suicide.
     Rogers told Judge Lisa Fair McEvers he recently moved to Fargo after living in northern Idaho for eight years.
     Asked by McEvers if she wanted him to appoint a public defender, Rogers said, "Yes please."
     Rogers was not asked to enter a plea. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 21.
     Bail was kept at $1 million.




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