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Motion for Rodgers' new trial denied

Posted at 6:52 AM, Nov 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-11 06:52:31-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A Fort Myers judge has denied a motion for a new trial for Jimmy Rodgers.

Last month, Rodgers was convicted of killing Dr. Teresa Sievers in her Bonita Springs home in 2015.

But last week, his attorney filed a motion to get a new trial. He believes evidence that prosecutors filed days before the trial would have proved Rodgers' innocence.

While Rodgers’ attorneys continue to fight for a new trial, jury selection will start Tuesday for Teresa's husband, Mark Sievers.

Investigators say Mark hired Rodgers and Curtis Wright to kill Teresa for insurance money.