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Deputy waiting for Rogers' killer to wake

8 months ago September 02, 2014 Sep 2, 2014 Tuesday, September 02 2014 Tuesday, September 02, 2014 4:52:27 PM EDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - Deputies are waiting for Matthew Hodgkinson, the man accused of killing TV host Scott Rogers, to awake so they can begin interrogating him.

Hodgkinson is accused of shooting Rogers last Wednesday and then turning the gun on himself.

"We have checked on Mr. Hodgkinson's condition today and there is no change from the weekend, he's still in the hospital in critical but guarded condition," said Maj. Ronnie Hebert with Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office.

The Sheriff's office is putting together evidence that needs processing and plans to send that off to the State Police Crime Lab on Thursday.

Investigators have already spoken with Rogers' daughter, who is also married to Hodgkinson, but haven't discussed how they'll continue with her.

"I assume we will speak to her some more, but as of right now, there's nothing he can reveal about her right now," said Maj. Hebert.

The Sheriff's office says they're focused on solving the homicide that happened before moving on to any other charges, though the Sheriff will meet with the District Attorney to discuss other avenues.

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