Dayton Leroy Rogers Off Death Row (Again)

on October 14, 2012 in Serial Killers by

Dayton Leroy Rogers, who was convicted in 1989 of killing six women, has been in and out of death row several times already. The Oregon Supreme Court struck down his death sentences in 1992 and 2000.

His most recent death sentence was handed down in 2006, has again been overturned. The Supreme Court found errors by trial judge Ronald D. Thom, saying that he didn’t establish:

…strong and particular grounds for believing that the jurors’ identities needed to be protected…

When the jury was empanelled. Additionally, the judge incorrectly allowed the introduction of evidence of Rogers’ homosexual experiences as a teenager.

Rogers will be resentenced in county court.

All this probably doesn’t matter. Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber has declared a moratorium on executions while he is in office. Oregon has not executed anyone since 1997, and has only executed two people since 1978.

One Comment

  • its terrible that rogers has been on/off death row for all this time.i certainly hope its making his deppression even worse.he should have been put to death hours after being found guilty !! monster deservse’s nothing but pain. its an insult to victoms family he’s still breathimg.

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