Rogers found guilty of attempted murder

Posted: Thursday, April 23, 2009

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage jury has found Christopher Erin Rogers Jr. guilty again of first-degree murder and attempted murder in a shooting rampage that occurred in 2007.

The Anchorage Daily News reports on its Web site that Rogers was found guilty Wednesday. The jury found him not guilty on one charge of attempted murder.

Rogers killed Jason Wenger, 27, a University of Alaska Anchorage graduate student. The man was shot while sitting in his vehicle as it idled in his driveway. Rogers seriously injured two other people, an Anchorage woman who was jogging and another man during a carjacking.

This was the second trial for the 29-year-old Palmer man. In December, he was convicted of killing his 51-year-old father with a machete. He also attacked his father's fiancee and the family dog.

Elan Moren survived the brutal attack in part to the family dog, Bear, a 160-pound mastiff mix, who intervened and was slashed on the mouth.

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