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Ex-girlfriend of accused murderer takes the stand in his murder trial

Posted at 2:15 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-16 20:33:08-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The visibly emotional ex-girlfriend of accused murderer Jimmy Rodgers took the stand to testify him in Fort Myers Wednesday.

Taylor Shomaker was breathing heavy and appeared very nervous on the stand.

Investigators say they wouldn't have found key pieces of evidence if Shomaker hadn't shown them where it was. She also told investigators that after Lee County investigators visited them at their Missouri home, that Rodgers destroyed his cell phone and submerged it in water.


Rodgers is accused of being hired by Mark Sievers to kill his wife Teresa Sievers in Bonita Springs in 2015.

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