Sunday, February 24, 2013

Fargo, ND: Fargo man charged with felony murder in wife's death

FARGO, N.D. — A Fargo man is accused of killing his wife in a case that was originally reported to police as a suicide.

Ronald Rogers Jr. is charged with two counts, including a felony murder charge that carries a maximum penalty of life in prison. Bail was set at $1 million cash.

Authorities say that 46-year-old Rogers killed Elizabeth Rogers. The 40-year-old woman died of a gunshot wound to the head.

Police say the preliminary investigation indicated the pair were arguing Tuesday night when Elizabeth Rogers fired the gun at her husband and then shot herself when he tried to take the weapon away.

But investigators say the crime scene and autopsy revealed inconsistencies with the original report.

Ronald Rogers is scheduled to make his first court appearance at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

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