Insanity plea for Christopher Erin Ro...

Insanity plea for Christopher Erin Rogers Junior? - KTVA

There are 14 comments on the KTVA Anchorage story from Mar 20, 2008, titled Insanity plea for Christopher Erin Rogers Junior? - KTVA. In it, KTVA Anchorage reports that:

A man charged with killing his father with a machete and then going on a deadly rampage in Anchorage may plead insanity.

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iraqis911number2

United States

#1 Mar 20, 2008
ugly as sin
by mother Alaska12

Anchorage, AK

#2 Jun 8, 2008
iraqis911number2 wrote:
ugly as sin
Well your coment was totaly off base you know nothing about my son or his father who i may add was a very abusive person he use to beat me hand cuffed me to a frezzer burnt my son a number of times and my son burnt so bad he was in the burn unit at providance hospital but chris was a good person a careing father give me a brake he did nothing for my son payed no child suport was never a father a father takes care of his children protects them chris did non of this he put my son down every chance he could he was a evil person i think you should know the whold time line in our lifes with him and after before you point a finger the state of Alaska did nothing to protect him or me my son got beat by his father and chris did what ever he could to keep my son down in many ways befors you go and judge and put chris on a pedistal you need to know there was way more to this and you think for one min. chris was not drinking think again he did not stop drinking nor was he drug free know your facts first ok!!! he was a very mean drinker adn a drope and use to try and attack his son people very close to chris and lenny told me and how he was treated whil the short time with his father she her self was very hard on my son they both put him down the human muind can only take so much my son only wanted love from his father he never got any love from him he got only put downs to the end one thing we need to think about when a child kills a parent there are surtain things to puse it that far right and it usually end up with the child with a history of abuse kids just do not kill a parent ot of the blue.You must think do i think it was right no i do not think it was right in no way do i feel sorry for chris no i do not he got killed by the monster he created i do put the blame on chris he was never around for him and when he was i was hell. I think your coments ugly as sin was very childish you do not know the whole story and i think you would do yourself better not to jump in and judge no face value His father was no stranger to jail and a record but where that get us??? My heart gose out to the people in Anchorage that got killed and hurt i feel the greatest sorrow for them and there loved ones that young man with so much to offer the world a shame life ened all to soon and no reason for it at all.This has affected so many people in so many ways.And my life will never be the same eather never thought in a million years this would happen.He was not a scarie person he never hurt any one i do think he snapped.This as effected our famiely and his Grandmother who is 76 years old we are a very close and this hunts us every day and always will till i die.I love my son with all my heart but this shows us that we never truly know how much we can take till we break.
AZrelative

Chandler, AZ

#3 Jul 22, 2008
I would like to respond to motherAlaska12...I am someone who is indirectly related to your son. My ex-husband is your deceased ex-husband Chris Sr.'s cousin. Chris Jr.'s grandmother Julia was my kid's great-aunt. Her sister is my kids' grandmother.

First, I would like to offer my sympathy to you as a mother. I know that you will always love your son and I commend you for that. Noone knows what the reasons are that people do what they do but by the same logic, noone has the right to judge because every human is just one situation away from making a wrong choice. I am not saying that to lessen the loss of the people who were killed by your son, but only because I truly believe that anyone has the capacity to hurt and/or kill others if all the circumstances of their lives reach that point in time when the wrong choice seems to be the right one. We are all humans, and the human species is not with major flaws....every one of us.

I met your ex Chris Sr. once when my then boyfriend (later spouse)and I went to visit him at the base in San Diego. He seemed like such a happy-go-lucky guy and I really enjoyed spending time with him. We went to the San Diego Zoo and spent a few hours with him.

Later, after marrying Chris Sr.'s cousin, I sent Xmas cards to him, and I believe to you when Chris Sr was in Maine. Then somehow we lost contact....that was so many years ago. Much later I heard that Chris Sr's family had disowned him because of his drug use or some such reason.

I do not know if Chris Sr even had a funeral...I could not find an obituary for him when I searched Google. That I find incredibly sad, if it is true. I can tell you that it affected his extended family here in AZ with shock and deep sadness. Again, we do not know the relationship between Chris Sr and Chris Jr. but it is so tragic that it had to end this way.

My oldest son also has issues and I have heard the cruel comments that people say regarding why he would do what he did, since he is an incredibly intelligent person. I know that there are two sides to every story and that every situation in a person's life, combined with that person's personality and ability to handle stress, can greatly impact a person's ability to do the right thing under extreme emotional duress.

Noone deserves to die because another person is mentally incapable of making the right choices, but again, noone should judge another unless they have walked in their shoes, and many more people than anyone can imagine will end up in their shoes or with a family member or friend that has crumbled mentally under the stress of dealing with life with a mental illness. Until you have been there, do not judge....I commend you for loving your son unconditionally.

And I am deeply sorry for Chris Sr's untimely death and the death of other innocent victims....it is a tragedy to all that are involved and will continue to affect EVERYONE on all sides for the rest of their lives. Truly a human tragedy of great proportions.

Good luck to you - stay strong and positive and try to recover as much of your life as you can. I know how hard it is, because nothing will ever be the same.
from ex of chris

Anchorage, AK

#4 Oct 23, 2008
Thank you for you very kind words. Yes his famiely disowned him for drugs and his abuseive ways. It is truly hard and i do not want people to know out side my home. My life will never be the same again nor did i ask for this in on way Chris sr. was abusive to (chris jr) Erin we call him your words were so very nice and thank you very much .Yes chris had a obit add and had a service.Erin is in jail and makes no real sense talks to fruit now i will alway love my son .I just wish his father chris sr. only would have really been a fatherthank you so very much for youir kind words
Thank you Sherry
jamesmoren

Anchorage, AK

#5 Dec 3, 2008
i am so mad i can hardly type.if there was a hanging possie i would be the forman.if your son was so neglected by his fauther , then why was he living w/ him on third party. why werent you in his life at this time? or are u blaming the dead for your own short commings. why dont they call Chris sr Scary Chris Sr cause we all know its Scary Sherry. and if any h8 was layed in this kids heart it was left by You. the partent u claim WAS in his life.I know YOU and this whole story inside and out. For u to get to typ'n 1 night to bad mouth the dead at the hands of your own spawn shows ur true nature as clearly as ur foul son has. i look forward to hearing what u say and telling u just how i feel in person.
when the truth comes out

Palmer, AK

#6 Dec 3, 2008
to whom it may concern...i am a friend of a friend of the good son....sherry u try to say that chris was the one who caused problems..but the first time i met erin he told me "you do not know what my mother has put me through," he said you were the one who was crazy...if you think that erin did not do this to himself, think again...who in their right mind would choose to not work and live out of their vehicle for 2 summers...and then when it got to cold out his brother let him stay with him in his cabin so he would not freeze to death...erin made his own choices he was a grown man..chris was being the responsible parent at the time when erin went to jail for the umpteenth time for DUI, drug possesion, abuse..and many other things...where were you when he needed a third party...you were not the one to build a room onto your house so that he could live with you...you never provided him with food, houseing, or a clean shower because if it was up to erin he would not bathe himself for weeks...if you do not think that this was brought on by himself...ask yourself what happened to all of erins animals in the past...(thats all im saying on that subject) and if you say the state of Alaska did nothing for erin...be sure that the state of Alaska will do whatever they have to, to protect the people from your son...peace
sherry

Anchorage, AK

#7 Jan 27, 2009
well thank you for such in sight first off you know nothing of me and let me tell you i did provide for him it is about time his father did somthing he never was around not till they got older and another if you had your facts and you dont my son did live with me and my husband he had his own room laundry food i am quite tired of people thinking i did nothing i never said erin did not do any of this ok his father was abusive you were not liveing in our house he was a big doper your right i wasent out to build him a room i did not have to he had a room in our house and not liveing in a shack you know nothing when he was with that gal who had 4 kids all by diffrent dads she left her kids for a week sight unseen with erin me and my husband got them a car we told erin to get away from her and we gave him money we took all there clothing and washed them got them food yes i know what happened to one of erins dogs i have him thank you you truly do not have the facts i did say chris as any abuser pushed him he burnt my son he was in the burn unit with burns down his legs he had to have skin grafts burnt with cigs so unless you know you cant judge me i have done a lot for my son he was grown how dare you point your finger at me we were not in Alaska when it happened we were in the East coast because my uncle past away i never said it was right in no measn it wasent i think next time you need to understand one thing my husband has done more for erin than his own father ever did Lest also get it right his own father lived like erin too in a tent in the woods for quite a while his father had a fit when erin came to town when my father past away because he wasent working for him he payed hin with socks cigs very little money he helped to keep erin down because erin was his work boy The State of Alaska did turn there backs each and every time D F Y S was called His own father drank and got high with erin (pot) I DONT BELIVE IN ANY DOPE OR POT what ever you want to call it and a parent dosent get drunk with there kid and want to fight yes erin was wrong big time but you and i both were not there we will never know what set it off i have every right to love my son and will till the end but chris was not nice to erin he did abuse him kids just dont wake up and start killng there parents the way he did it was a night mare i will say i did see the pictures i saw anger force and a lot of anger it made me sick to see the pictures and know that my son caused so very much pain my son did this it has effected so very many people that this all is very sad from all points none of us asked for lifes to be effected like this like every one else it is very hard to go on some times it is all very very sad from all points every one once again understand it now NO ONE SHOULD HAVE EVER HAD TO GO THREW THIS I HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND NOW and dont even think i did nothing for him because i did
sherry

Anchorage, AK

#8 Jan 27, 2009
jamesmoren wrote:
i am so mad i can hardly type.if there was a hanging possie i would be the forman.if your son was so neglected by his fauther , then why was he living w/ him on third party. why werent you in his life at this time? or are u blaming the dead for your own short commings. why dont they call Chris sr Scary Chris Sr cause we all know its Scary Sherry. and if any h8 was layed in this kids heart it was left by You. the partent u claim WAS in his life.I know YOU and this whole story inside and out. For u to get to typ'n 1 night to bad mouth the dead at the hands of your own spawn shows ur true nature as clearly as ur foul son has. i look forward to hearing what u say and telling u just how i feel in person.
I can say you wont say nothing to my face I will say the truth and dont care if you like it or not i dont know you i was in his life ok erin i have said from the get go saw dead wrong IF YOU COULD READ Chris was abusive AND THE DEVIL it would not ever be very good for you to ever come around me my husband has done more for erin than chris ever did no chris people called him outher names i also said it was wrong all the way around in no means was it right it has hurt so very many people and i never said he should not be in jail i have said what chris did to him and how he was to me but i am sure you lived in our house you think you know . I have also never said erin was right heck no chris girlfriend went threw more than anyone in a life time ever should have to go threw threw and i did tell her i was truley sorry what erin did to her i went to court i saw the pictures and it was a night mare i feel for the people in Anchorage and the young man Jason Erin has hurt so many people and it was very stupid I do not agree what he did in no means I wish it never happened not just for my son but for every one this has hurt so very many people We were not in Alaska i had a death in my Uncle past away we were not here it hit us to like i couldent belive it shock You dont know me if you did you would know i am not a bad person i did nothing to erin to do this he was grown he made his own choices now he will be held accountable for his actions in what he did You have no right to blame me nore will i take the blame I am sorry for what he did but i know how chris treated him and some of his friends from school he saw told me to and i go by what i have see and know But to you to try and blame me i ill say none of us are held accountable for this but erin i think it was a very unthinkable act and a total night mare i am a mother and i do love my son
Benny Sherrys husband

Anchorage, AK

#9 Jan 28, 2009
when the truth comes out wrote:
to whom it may concern...i am a friend of a friend of the good son....sherry u try to say that chris was the one who caused problems..but the first time i met erin he told me "you do not know what my mother has put me through," he said you were the one who was crazy...if you think that erin did not do this to himself, think again...who in their right mind would choose to not work and live out of their vehicle for 2 summers...and then when it got to cold out his brother let him stay with him in his cabin so he would not freeze to death...erin made his own choices he was a grown man..chris was being the responsible parent at the time when erin went to jail for the umpteenth time for DUI, drug possesion, abuse..and many other things...where were you when he needed a third party...you were not the one to build a room onto your house so that he could live with you...you never provided him with food, houseing, or a clean shower because if it was up to erin he would not bathe himself for weeks...if you do not think that this was brought on by himself...ask yourself what happened to all of erins animals in the past...(thats all im saying on that subject) and if you say the state of Alaska did nothing for erin...be sure that the state of Alaska will do whatever they have to, to protect the people from your son...peace
james this is sherrys husband if you think you are going to get in my wifes face i will be there to and i dare you to get stubid with my wife you might intimidate a womaN BUT YOU DO NOT SCARE ME THE SLIGHTEST BIT SO DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO AND I WILL STAND UP FOR MY WIFE SO DONT BE A BITCH GO AHEAD And get in her face and you dont know the story because you all live in a cave chris and your mother pieces shit to have anyone living in a shack behind the house no electric no toilet no nothing your mother swhould be ashamed of herself for even thinking that she was a good mother or stepmother sofuck you and im looking forward to you trying to bully my wife BITCH
ted

Anchorage, AK

#10 Jan 28, 2009
what a totally sick family, the whole group
if you have a beef call the person, why vent your crap in public...and bring back the chair that sicko needs to fry
Benny Sherrys husband

Anchorage, AK

#11 Jan 28, 2009
how sick are you to read and blog to well bud no one well get in my wifes face we have never said it was right!we have said it was as wrong can get . If i had is number i would call him trust me and i have a beef with some one who puts crap about my wife any where pal and Erin made his choice not us
little_sis

Knoxville, TN

#12 Feb 25, 2009
ok, i feel horrible about what happened, my mother was a close friend of lennies, and happened to have a close relationship with Erin as well, i was shocked when i found out, lennie is the swetest person and to hear people talking bad about her just breaks my heart.. did you see the pre-op photos?
no?
well i did and what that man did to that women is imhumane, i love lennie and i always will, she has alway been good to me, she still calls me her "little sis"
thats all i have to say on the subject
Erins Mother Sherry

Anchorage, AK

#13 Mar 2, 2009
Your right this is a very very very bad crime and in no wayb do i agree in my sons dission to act like this. I did see the pictures of lennies injurys in the Palmer court it was very bad and i cant thinkand not a of how my son could have done this it saddens me that people were hurt by my son i do not agree with it in no way what i have said my ex- husband chris was a very abusive and was abusive to my son in very many ways one thing is our children do not wake up and kill there parent but this has hurt so very many people and i am sorry of that i am glad lennie survied this but she is gona take a life time to over come all this and i am sorry for that she went threw more than any one should ever have to go threw ever and has lived with a lot of pain for a very bad act and my son acted out alone and has to pay the price for his actions
American01

Palmer, AK

#14 Jan 26, 2016
I was the child.

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