Robert Rogers, the man found guilty but mentally ill in the murders of his two sisters in August 2016, was sentenced to 20 years in prison Tuesday in Christian Circuit Court.
Public defender Brandi Jones represents the 66-year old Rogers and informed the court she intends to file for an appeal and she asked the court to assist with getting Rogers in a mental health facility as soon as possible.
Circuit Judge John Atkins said he could not guarantee anything but he would do what he could to expedite the process. Judge Atkins then sentenced Rogers to 20 years for the stabbing deaths of his sisters, Joanne Rogers and Francis Carolyn Coleman.
The appeal comes after a recent request for both a new trial and a new judge, which was denied by Atkins, who said the bench trial was more than fair to Rogers.