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Curtis Wright takes the stand in trial of alleged accomplice Jimmy Rodgers

Posted at 1:46 PM, Oct 17, 2019

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The key witness in the trial of Jimmy Rodgers for the murder of Teresa Sievers took the stand Thursday.

Rodgers is accused of murdering Dr. Teresa Sievers in her Bonita Springs home in 2015. Prosecutors say her husband Mark Sievers hired Curtis Wright and Jimmy Rodgers to drive from Missouri to Florida to commit the murder.

Wright has taken a plea deal for a 25-year prison sentence in exchange for his cooperation with investigators.

As part of the deal, Wright took the stand Thursday. The State immediately asked Wright: "Who killed Dr. Teresa Sievers?" Wright answered, "I did and Jimmy Rodgers."