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Sheriff: Rogers' daughter took killer, husband off life support

2 years 1 month 1 week ago September 08, 2014 Sep 8, 2014 Monday, September 08 2014 September 08, 2014 2:08 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Ryan Naquin

BATON ROUGE - The Iberville Sheriff says Kimmie Rogers made the final decision to take her father's killer, Mathew Hodgkinson, off of life support.

Hodgkinson was also her legal husband.

Hodgkinson, 36, died Friday around 12:45 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake hospital in Baton Rouge. Rogers decided to take him off of life support around 10:30 a.m., according to sheriff Brett Stassi.

Rogers used an official marriage license from Las Vegas to confirm she was Hodgkinson's wife, Stassi said.

Hodgkinson is accused of killing Scott Rogers at the pair's home and then shooting himself last month.

He remained in critical condition the entire time he was in the hospital.

Kimmie Rogers married Hodgkinson so he could stay in the country and remain Scott Rogers' lover, Stassi said.

Rogers, a Baton Rouge TV personality, left a life of controversy when he came to the United States from England in the 1990s.

He was charged with sexually abusing a child at his performing arts academy. The charges were later dropped when the jury could not reach a decision.

The two men involved in last month's shooting met while Hodgkinson was a pupil at Roger's school.

A third man living at the home with the men told deputies Rogers had molested him and Hodgkinson from a very young age.

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