Posted: Aug 27, 2014 6:19 PM by Russell Jones
Updated: Aug 27, 2014 6:19 PM
ST. GABRIEL - Murdered TV personality Scott Rogers was facing a federal investigation and questions about his adopted children before he was shot and killed Wednesday, according to the News 2 Investigative Unit.
Rogers' attorney told News 2 Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto that Rogers' two adopted children were taken by the state last week after they finished school. His TV show had also been canceled this past Monday.
Attorney Seth Dornier said the children were taken because of a federal investigation. A grand jury hearing in that inquiry was going on Wednesday when sheriff's deputies found Rogers and his son-in-law, Mathew Hodgkinson, both shot at Rogers' home. Investigators said they believe Hodgkinson shot and killed Rogers before shooting and injuring himself. Hodgkinson, who deputies said testified at the grand jury hearing earlier that day, was taken to a local hospital.
Dornier said the federal investigation stemmed from accusations in the 90s that Rogers, who lived in Great Britain at the time, had molested a child. Dornier said Rogers was exonerated and moved to the U. S., where he changed his name and adopted the children.
Now there are questions where he lied on the adoption forms about his past arrest.
Click HERE to read the most updated accounts of the crime and what Rogers' attorney said about his Rogers' life in the UK.