Kervin Rogers, lethal drug boss?: 2 hours for jury to return guilty verdicts in 3 murders

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Update: It didn't take long for a jury to decide the fate of Kervin Rogers in not one, not two, but three separate murders over a one-month period in late 2009.

Two hours after deliberation began, they returned with a trio of guilty verdicts.

The Rogers trial received virtually no attention prior to our post earlier today, despite the number of victims and the viciousness of the method of murder -- two shots apiece to the heads of Allisen Falk-Compton, Cheriece Knox and Robert Clarke. Moreover, Rogers, portrayed by prosecutors as a crack dealer with a gruesome approach to those who owe him money, faces a trial in June regarding a fourth homicide -- one that took the life of Roger Harris. But before then, he'll be in court on May 27, when he'll be looking at three life sentences.

Get more details in our earlier coverage below.

Original item 9:22 a.m. April 29: How could the trial of a man accused of killing three people in separate incidents (with another court date for a fourth murder case coming up) receive virtually no media coverage? Good question -- because at this writing, closing arguments are underway for Kervin Rogers, charged with a series of slayings in late 2009. Could he be dubbed a serial killer?

It depends, says Lynn Kimbrough, spokeswoman for the Denver District Attorney's Office. "If there was a textbook definition of a serial killer as someone who's murdered more than two people in a certain period of time, this might qualify. But we often think of a serial killer as someone who's done a series of somewhat random murders, and this isn't quite that."

Rogers, 26, was a drug dealer specializing in crack, according to Kimbrough, "and what the prosecution has tried to prove is that these three victims" -- Allisen Falk-Compton, Cheriece Knox and Robert Clarke -- "either because they were working for him, helping to sell his drugs, or using the drugs, all owed him money, and that was unacceptable to him. So he killed them."

Moreover, he's accused of doing so in a particularly gruesome, cold-blooded way -- shooting each of them twice in the head and then dumping their bodies.

The first case linked to Rogers was the killing of Falk-Compton, whose body was found by some railroad tracks near the 5000 block of Fillmore on December 13, 2009. Two days later, the Denver DA's office brought charges against Rogers -- and that's pretty much the last time his name appeared in the press.

Behind the scenes, however, investigators were able to link Rogers to two other previously unsolved murders -- the killing of Clarke at 3356 Blake Street on November 18 and the Knox slaying the next day. Knox was found near a dumpster between the 4300 blocks of York and Josephine.

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Roger Harris.
And that's not all. On October 30, 2009, Roger Harris was found shot near the Sunrise Restaurant on East Colfax; he soon succumbed to his wounds. Adams County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Krista Flannigan confirms that Rogers has been charged with first-degree murder in that crime as well. The trial in the Harris case is slated to begin on June 20.

In regard to the current trial, Kimbrough was present for opening arguments, in which "the prosecution said he kept his personal life and his drug business very separate. They didn't use the phrase 'double life,' but that's the impression I got. He had all the appearances of being a normal person who had a business and paid his taxes. But when he went to work and was running his drug business, he was quite a different person."

And allegedly an extremely lethal one. If he's convicted in the current hearing, he could face three life sentences without the possibility of parole. The case is expected to go to the jury soon.

Here's a larger look at Rogers' mug shot.

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Kervin Rogers.
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TonyHauk
TonyHauk

I met this guy three times (friends through friends), and never once would have expected this. I found out through the DP last Saturday. I am not defending him at all nor have I heard or seen anything other than what the news has reported, but this is one of the last people I would have thought to do this.

1stAv
1stAv

This is very very sad. So what if there was no media coverage? Life goes on (in better fashion, perhaps) without the industry that makes money by reporting human tragedy.

VOJ
VOJ

Adrienne Greene said in her closing arguments that this defendant had treated the victims in life the same way he did in death - like garbage. He shot them all twice in the head and left in alley ways like discarded trash. Those victims were human beings who sadly had addiction issues but didn't deserve to be murdered like that. This case didn't make headline news because our society views the victims with similiar eyes and that is incredibly sad. Those victims had children who study and work hard, siblings who adored them despite their poor choices and people who loved them and wanted them to find a different way of life. Kervin Rogers has left a trail of loss and sorrow both in these victims families and his own. He has done so without remorse.

And by the way Tpimple - there were fingerprints on the cartridge that were a 100% match to his and DNA on one of the victims among a ton of other evidence. He is a cold blooded killer and needs to spend every last day of his life in isolation.

Tpimble
Tpimble

First learn to spell my name right then second Of course the defense said that. For anyone that knew him in life he never disrespected ANYONE!!! Especially women. There was no remorse because he didn't do it. if you were there there during the fingerprint testimony. He was excluded on all finger prints then the independent guy changed his mind.

Remainin" Blessed
Remainin" Blessed

You know thats is a lie he was whooping all up side his baby mams head so how could you tell that bold face lie! He should get the chair, firing range, hanging, injection he is a cold blooded killer!!!

BrandyFalk
BrandyFalk

He killed a sister, a daughter, a mother, and as far as I am concerned he should have been given the death penalty which should consist of two bullets to the head like he did to my sister.

Allisen Falk-Compton's sister

BrandyFalk
BrandyFalk

You did not have to sit through your sister's funeral, looking at her ashes while your mother, father, sisters, and brothers cried into tissues because one man decided that he could take another's life and get away with it. He deserves all that he got and so much more. Spend a dollar get two bullets and put them in his head.

Oo
Oo

LOL. I'm sure he showed your vagina a tremendous amount of respect. Good dick makes people say crazy things. Love you!!

Ilovekervinrogershesmybuddy!!!
Ilovekervinrogershesmybuddy!!!

She isn't saying any crazy things he didn't kill those people him and his bestfriend was hanging out on the night of the murders the only reason y they found him guilty is because he looks intimidating he's about 300 lbs of muscle u guys just see that he's black and just assume that he of course did it if u guys really knew him and or really did get to no him u guys would be saying the same thing he would never hurt anyone in his life he wasn't raised that way so all of u guys who r saying feel free to kill him right now thinking that he deserves it well he doesn't the stupid jury people were half asleep anyways so they just said guilty cause they looked at him and saw how big he was and that's what they came up with he has kids and now they won't know their daddy cause the jury felt they needed to put an innocent man behind bars for the rest of his life that's just messed up

Tpimble
Tpimble

It was a wrongful conviction. If you sat listening to the evidence you would know that there was nothing substantial. There was an injustice done today. Even the FBI excluded him from the finger print. Half witted people shouldn't commit. The sad part is the jury kept falling asleep and not paying attention, then took less than an hour to deliberate. What if it was you brother, son or husband being accused with circumstantial evidence. You too would see how blind justice is.

Remainin' Blessed
Remainin' Blessed

Justice Blind, I don't think so! He did it and you know it. As far as him not hurting anyone ask his baby mama how times he went upside her head, and then SHE turnaround and testified against him IN THIS CASE?! Also it was not an accident that the bullets found at all three crime scenes was the same as the ones found in the Aurora case, and the ones found in his house(how dumb can you be). I know this IS some foolish person that ran with the drug dealer KILLER, but know this Tpimble,ilovekervinrogreshesmybuddy, and anyone else in a few months or evens years you all will forget about him and continue wIth your lives as normal and he will be Big Bubbas B****.

ilovekervinrogershesmybuddy
ilovekervinrogershesmybuddy

u no ur wrong he will never b forgotten cuzz he is an amazing friend!!! he would never hurt a women cuzz he was raised all around them so y wud he?!!!

bigriggs
bigriggs

Feel free to inject him right away....

Matt in Boulder
Matt in Boulder

"How could the trial of a man accused of killing three people in separate incidents (with another court date for a fourth murder case coming up) receive virtually no media coverage? Good question -- because at this writing, closing arguments are underway for Kervin Rogers, charged with a series of slayings in late 2009."

Well, Michael, you know how hard it is to compete with the Royal Wedding. Meaningless drivel makes the best distraction from life's cold, hard reality...

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