Morgan County mass murder case handed over to grand jury

John Legg (left) and Rick Rogers (right)

Preliminary hearings were held Friday morning for John Legg and Rick Rogers, who are charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of seven people.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 11:04 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2020 12:29 PM

Two people charged with killing seven people in Morgan County were in court Friday morning.

The preliminary hearings for John Legg and Rick Rogers started at 9 a.m. on Friday. They are charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of seven people at a home in Valhermoso Springs on June 4. They were arrested during a traffic stop in Marion County, Oregon on June 22 and were extradited to the Morgan County Jail.

In the courtroom on Friday, we learned an FBI agent in the case testified that Rogers admitted to deputies that he and Legg committed the murders. The case is being handed over to a grand jury.

According to testimony, the 7 Deadly Sins was a motorcycle club the suspects and some of the victims started, seven rounds were shot into each victim and two of the victims who were not original targets were shot anyway because the accused didn't want witnesses.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and online for updated information about the hearings.

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