The mother of a woman she said was killed by a Hamilton native who has sat on death row for 22 years is calling for the convicted killer’s execution.
Carolyn Wingate Evans told television station WLBT-TV that she is requesting anyone who knew her daughter, Linda Price, to call Florida Gov. Ron Desantis to set an execution date for Glen Rogers, the man she said killed Price in November 1995. Rogers was never tried for her homicide.
Rogers, known infamously as the “Cross Country Killer,” was sentenced to death in both Florida and California. Five deaths have been linked to Rogers, including Mark Peters of Hamilton, although at one time Rogers claimed that he had murdered 70 people.
Peters was his roommate, and his body was found in January 1994 in the Rogers family cabin in Beattyville, Ky.
A 2012 documentary claimed that Rogers had been involved in the 1995 murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman. Earlier reporting reveals that the Goldman family did not believe Rogers was responsible for their deaths.
“I am appalled at the level of irresponsibility demonstrated by the network and the producers of this so-called documentary,” Kim Goldman, Ronald’s sister said at the time. “This is the first time we are hearing about this story, and considering that their ‘main character,’ Glen Rogers, confessed to stabbing my brother and Nicole to death, you would think we would be in the loop.”
The documentary producers came to Hamilton in 2012 to find out more about the death of 15-year-old Carl Ray Taylor in 1973, who some believe was Rogers’ first murder victim.
Rogers, now 56, has been on death row since he was 34. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, the average time spent on death row in 2013 was 15½ years.
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