Christopher Erin Rogers Jr. was sentenced Monday afternoon to an additional 189 years in prison for the Palmer portion of a 2007 murder binge that began when he walked into his father's bedroom swinging a machete and ended with the shooting of random strangers in Anchorage, a 26-hour rampage that left two dead, and three wounded.
The 189-year sentence will be served in addition to the 309 years Rogers was sentenced to in November for the Anchorage part of his spree, for a total of 498 years.
In the first of two trials, Rogers was convicted in December 2008 for the machete murder of his father, Christopher Rogers Sr., the attempted murder of his father's fiancée, Elann "Lennie" Moren, animal cruelty for hacking his father's dog, Bear, and several other charges. Sentencing was originally set for the following March, but has been delayed several times.
In his second trial, Rogers was convicted in April 2009 for the Anchorage part of his spree. A jury found him guilty of murder for the shooting death of college student Jason Wenger, the attempted murders of law clerk Elizabeth Rumsey and landscape architect Tamas Deak, robbery, assault, and other charges.