Three-time Oklahoma City murder suspect requests expungement

Posted on July 8th, 2010 No Comments

A man charged with three counts of first-degree murder in Oklahoma City in 1996 is requesting expungement of the charges.  35-year old Demont Rogers faced trial in 1999 for the charges which were dropped, and he was instead charged with murder in connection to the shoot-out.  The trial ended quickly after a witness’ credibility was undermined by the presentation of previous allegations of sexual misconduct.  The trial was declared a mistrial and Rogers was unable to be tried again due to double jeopardy.

Now, Rogers is filing a petition for the expungement of his record.  He has trial set today in the Oklahoma City District Court.

Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater stated, “Frankly, I was surprised that the expungement was filed …  That’s unusual that you’ll ever have anyone file a motion for expungement on a case as serious as murder”.

If you or someone you know is considering filing a petition for expungement, contact the Dallas expungement attorneys of The Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter at 214-651-1121 to learn more about your rights.

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