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!