Christopher Erin Rogers Jr. went on an extraordinary spree of killing and mayhem in his native state of Alaska in early December 2007, all because he wanted to.
He killed two people in less than 30 hours and left three more in serious condition before being arrested for good.
Worse, as detailed in ‘Cold Blooded Alaska: Cut to the Quick,’ he was a repeat criminal who had previously been arrested for attempted arson, domestic violence, and DUIs. So, shall we learn more about the issue and his victims?
Erin Rogers’ Victims: Who Were They?
When he committed his most terrible crimes, Christopher Erin Rogers Jr., or just Erin, was 28 years old.
He’d previously been given a couple of chances based on probation convictions solely, which was also the case for his DUI four months ago, but that all changed on December 2, 2007.
Following all, that’s when he lost control and attacked his father, Christopher Erin Rogers Sr.
His girlfriend, Elann “Lennie” Moren, who had gladly consented to take him in after his latest misdeed, before fleeing and continuing his furious onslaughts.
Erin entered their room with a machete in hand at 4:20 a.m. on that tragic morning, only hours after Christopher, 51, and Lennie, 55, had completed celebrating their first relationship anniversary.
Lennie was half-awake at the time, but the darkness made it difficult for her to detect their adversary, and she mistook the weapon for a stick until she lost the tips of two of her fingers.
The offender was then carried out into the kitchen, where he sadly fell, allowing Lennie enough time to dial 911 and hide in the bathroom.
Erin returned to continue slicing at her because Lennie hadn’t closed the door, and their family dog dragged him out, injuring himself.
During this time, she recognised that the man harming her was Erin, whom she had been concerned about just seconds before, wondering if he’d been attacked as well.
Officials arrived to locate Chris’ gory remains while he was fleeing the scene in his father’s pick-up truck, where the latter had kept his.357 magnum pistol and some ammunition just the evening before.
Although Lennie was barely alive, she was able to identify Erin as the perpetrator.
Erin proceeded from Palmer to Anchorage, where he was familiar with because his biological mother resided there and abandoned his father’s car at a gas station after stealing the pistol.
He needed a method to get around, so he decided to try carjacking when he saw Jason Wenger, 27, warming up his vehicle in his driveway around 7:30 a.m.
Erin allegedly tried to force Jason to give up his spot in the driver’s seat, but when that failed, she opened fire. When Jason’s foot fell on the accelerator for a few seconds as he died, he panicked and fled.
After roaming through the woods for over 12 hours, Erin stumbled found law clerk Elizabeth Rumsey, 33, who he could see was terrified when he asked her the time.
He shot her three times instead of letting her walk away from the bike trail because she didn’t answer, and he was scared she’d call the cops.
Erin then went into hiding for the night before shooting architect Tamas Deak, 43, six times beside his warm vehicle and stole it.
Thankfully, both victims lived, with the latter phoning 911 on his own. Erin was apprehended 27 hours after the machete incident, after a brief police chase.
Is Erin Rogers Alive or Dead?
Erin Rogers said during his interrogation that he only committed the murders as a result of aliens and that he’d “heard these voices saying me I had to go do it.”
So, in a sense, I had this obligation.” Erin also said that he assaulted his father and fiancee because he believed they mistreated him and that if he hadn’t been caught, he would have continued killing.
In the end, Erin was convicted of two charges of murder and three counts of attempted murder, as well as assault, car theft, cruelty to animals, and violating terms of release.
Because his acts of concealing evidence and postponing capture demonstrated that he was in his right mind.
Erin was sentenced to 498 years in jail, but he died in the maximum-security Spring Creek Correctional Center outside Seward, Alaska, while serving his term.
He was pronounced dead at the Seward Providence Medical Center at 2:15 p.m. on June 6, 2020, after being brought there after being found unconscious in his cell.
He committed suicide, according to the Investigation Discovery program.