Alaska man gets 189 years for dad's machete murder

Posted: Wednesday, January 13, 2010

PALMER - An Alaska man who killed his father with a machete and attacked his dad's fiancee was given a 189-year sentence for murder and attempted murder.

Christopher Erin Rogers Jr. apologized at Monday's sentencing in a Palmer court.

KTUU reported the woman who barely survived the 2007 attack, Elan Moren, asked the judge to "keep this monster behind bars forever."

The machete attack was the first part of a spree in which Rodgers also shot three strangers in Anchorage, killing one and injuring two. He was given a 309-year sentence in November for those murder and attempted murder convictions. His total sentence is 498 years.

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