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Could Jimmy Rodgers' sentence be appealed?

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Posted at 11:22 PM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-23 23:22:21-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. — It's a verdict years in the making, Jimmy Rodgers is now a convicted murderer.

Rodgers also picked up a trespassing conviction in court on October 23.

It's all in connection to his role in the 2015 murder of Bonita Springs doctor, Teresa Sievers.

The state is seeking a life sentence for Rodgers, but Florida Gulf Coast University professor, Pamella Seay, says they shouldn't get too comfortable with that idea.

"I think there will definitely be an appeal and I think the defense may have something."

Rodgers is set to be sentenced on November 18.

He's currently being held without bail.

Click here for a detailed report on what happened in court that day.