Rodgers denied new trial request in Dr. Sievers’ Bonita Springs murder

Writer: Derrick Shaw
Jimmy Rodgers. Photo via WINK News

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.

Dr. Teresa Sievers. Photo via WINK News.

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.

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