SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Once again, the case of an Oregon serial killer is going to the state Supreme Court.
Dayton Leroy Rogers has three times been sentenced to death for the killings of six women in 1987. They were tortured, stabbed and mutilated. Their bodies were dumped in a Molalla forest.
The court has twice overturned death sentences. In 2006 Rogers was again sentenced to death. That sentence will be in front of the court on Jan. 12.
The case will be heard by three members of the current court, a recently retired justice and an appeals court.
Four of the seven current members of the Court have worked for the state Justice Department, so they have stepped away from the case.
Rogers once repaired lawn mowers in Canby. He is now 58.
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