Rodgers denied new trial request in Dr. Sievers’ Bonita Springs murder
The hitman accused of helping murder Dr. Teresa Sievers at her Bonita Springs home in 2015 will not be granted a new trial.
Judge Bruce Kyle denied the motion convicted killer Jimmy Rodgers requested for a new trial after he was found guilty of trespassing and second-degree murder in the death of Dr. Sievers.
Rodgers demanded a new trial days after he received a guilty verdict from a jury in Lee County court.
Rodgers’ defense team argued the state withheld evidence during the trial.
Rodgers’ attorney filed a different motion Friday, and we continue to gather details to confirm the request of the new motion.
Rodgers is scheduled to be sentenced in court Monday, Nov. 18.