Thursday, June 26, 2014

Kelly Rogers Gets A Plea Bargain Deal

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Before the official proceedings started, his lawyer Nolte was chatting with Dale Baron, the state prosecutor, and remarked, "there's our friend," motioning over in my direction. I just stared back at him until he looked away. Why would I want to be a friend of someone who defended a dirtbag like Rogers? I'm all for being entitled to effectively defended, but Rogers is now a CONVICTED FELON. Such hubris! If there was any question I considered myself a "friend" of Nolte (and there wasn't), he slammed the door on that thought. At least it was a dirt- bag representing a dirtbag, so they probably got along well. Anyway, I was the ONLY person who was watching, no friends or family for Rogers were present.

Rogers showed up in court in a standard drab olive green "onesies" type jumpsuit, with full "jewelry" of ankle chains, waist chain, handcuffs attached to the waist chain, and prison type plastic standard issue glasses. He also had a fresh buzz cut, less than 1/4 inch long.

The judged swore in Rogers, and asked him to raise his right hand, at least as far as he could, given his wrist was attached to the waist chain.

The deal is Rogers promised not to appeal his conviction in exchange for the other 6 charges being dropped.

Even though they went through the normal "do you really understand this deal" exchange, Dale asked him one question, along the lines of "Now you understand Mr. Rogers, if you find the penitentiary environment not to your liking, if you appeal we can reinstate the other 6 charges, right?" Rogers of course responded affirmatively.

The judge indicated he would be leaving for prison very soon, such as today or tomorrow, as the Sheriff likes to get rid of those sentenced to 10 years or more the quickest. I saw two large black with black windowed buses in the parking lot while I was there, so I assume that will be where he sits for his last trip for a very long time.

There was no "lecture" from the judge, a bit disappointing as well.

So, not a single extra day for this scumbag who caused much more damage than what came from the single charge he was convicted of, including damaged relationships, divorces, bankruptcies, and at least one suicide.

However, I can understand the state's position, as this is now a fully closed case, and they need to save some room prison space for Rogers' partners in crime, and it is after all OUR tax dollars that keep this creep locked up for the next 10-15 years or so.

Therefore, let's focus on Carrie and the others who helped Rogers with the above results, I'm sure Nolte is looking for some new clients, because he stuck the fork in Rogers - HE'S DONE!
June 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM  (Thank you court room reporter for the overview!)


Anonymous said...

Just to add some additional information to the report and "shed additional light", Rogers will be transported to TDCJ on a Thursday Morning in the not so distant future. He will be awakened at roughly 2:00 a.m., and told to get his belongings, place them in rather chic non description plastic see through garbage liner. He will sit in a holding cell for about 6 hours awaiting the "jail chain" bus. It's actually not black, it is a bluebird special without AC and like an armored bus from Mad Max beyond Thunderdome.
I think it will be at least thirty days from the conviction date, as his TDC Packet has been sent to the jail. I would request that a separate clock be installed to monitor his parole consideration date, which by my calculations, is 2 years, 4 months and 12 days from the date of sentencing. Those wronged by Rogers will have another opportunity to express their concerns and request in opposition to his parole. That can be done by writing in letters to the Texas Board of Pardons Paroles, in Austin. Hopefully we can have the address published to make it easier to get the protest letters sent and documented. You can say anything you like, it is anonymous, Rogers will not know, you can't be sued or retaliated against for what you submit. Parole in Texas is not easy, it is not guaranteed and there is no due process. The more letters that are written in protest will have a significant impact on the release or the non release of an offender. So, while we focus on Carrie, let's not forget that for once in this very disturbing, financially and emotionally devastating saga, we have more control than Rogers does of his next step, which is to generate, starting even now and up to the first consideration for Rogers parole, as many opposition letters describing in as much detail, the acts committed by this miscreant upon all of us. Rogers will be transferred to Joe F. Gurney, in Palestine, upon arrival, Rogers fat head will be totally shaved, stripped naked, searched in his body cavities, verbally humiliated, and then spend his next weeks sitting in cages being tested, poked and diagnosed. His accommodations will not be to his liking, right now he is in a very safe, air conditioned environment, upon his arrival in TDCJ, he will be in a non air conditioned, confined environment during the hottest times of the summer. The temperature inside the dorms at Joe F. Gurney reaches in the 120's, showers are wide open, conveniently placed in front of a caged television, with the toilets lined up in a row. While I admit, I am disappointed in the length of sentence, as well as disappointed in the dismissal of the remaining charges, we collectively now have the most power and influence in the quest to keep Rogers in prison for a lot longer than he thinks he will be in. The protest letters are taken seriously by the Board and since TDCJ Offenders are not paid, TDCJ has no real incentive to parole offenders. The parole rate is usually only 33 percent and far much lower for first time consideration. The Board can also give a lengthy set off as well, meaning that based upon numerous opposition letters to Rogers parole, the Board can set off his next review or consideration for three to five years if they elect to. So let's combine efforts, use this blog to reach out to those wronged by this dirtbag and administer our justice and vigorously protest his release. I will post the various addresses to write the protest letters to, one to the Institutional Parole Office in Palestine and to The Board of Pardons and Paroles in Austin. This isn't over by a long shot and now the next part is in our capable hands, to personally see to it that Rogers stays in TDCJ a very long time.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see the comment button on the 6/27 story, but it would be helpful to provide all of the information helpful to ensure the letters get processed properly, such as his prisoner ID number, name, court case #, other charges #s, etc. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

While he got justice on the oil deal, is it possible that some of the older things he has done will ever get prosecuted?

Not to suggest that the people wronged in the oil deal do not deserve justice, but by far more people were hurt in a number of ways prior to the things he was recently tried for and while you can take some comfort in knowing that eventually bad people get what is coming to them from this he deserves to be prosecuted on so many things.

Anonymous said...

I would think he could be prosecuted about any charge outside of the 6 the state agreed to not pursue, but one would have to get the state/county's attention on the criminal side - my guess is they have other fish to fry. Civil lawsuits for ANYTHING he's done are still available as well.