Video, audio latest evidence released in Sievers case

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Dr. Teresa Sievers. Photo via WINK News.

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Video and audio of depositions and interviews related to the Dr. Teresa Sievers murder case were released by authorities on Wednesday.

The materials are the fourth set of documents released by prosecutors in the case. The discovery materials include about 35 interviews on seven disks and provide new video of Taylor Shomaker, the girlfriend of accused murderer Jimmy Rodgers.

Shomaker was one of the first people to speak with detectives about the alleged murder of Sievers.

Previous batches of evidence included photos of the crime scene, search warrants, memes from the Facebook account of one of the suspects and witness statements and affidavits that number well into the thousands.

Sievers, 46, was found bludgeoned to death with a hammer inside the kitchen of her Bonita Springs home in June 2015. Jimmy Ray Rodgers, 25, was arrested in connection with the killing. He is serving six months in federal prison for a probation violation in an unrelated gun case. Curtis Wayne Wright, 47, is charged with second-degree murder in the case.

Sievers‚Äô husband, Mark, is suspected to be involved with the killing but has not been charged.¬†The video and audio released Wednesday also includes depositions of Bonnie Sievers, Mark’s mother-in-law.

The materials reveal that Mark told the Sievers family about the arrest of his childhood friend Wright. Family members said Mark told that Wright was arrested for the murder of Teresa calmly, but said he did not know why.

Recorded depositions also point to unrest in the Sievers’ marriage. Teresa’s friend Annie Lisa said she was beginning to feel Mark was becoming “useless.”

“Teresa was exhausted. She was crying. She was worn out,” Lisa said. “She couldn’t no longer rely on Mark for anything.”

WINK News reporters are going through the video and audio and will update this story with the latest developments.

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