Cold case murder suspect mugshot released

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 3:05pm

The mugshot has been released of murder suspect Roger Garrett, allegedly involved in a 1977 cold case. Garrett is now being extradited to El Paso to stand trial.

LocalFour News reported Roger Garrett allegedly hit his step father Chester Garrett in the head with a baseball bat 36 years ago, while the victim's wife, Lisbeth Garrett, stabbed him several times.

Garrett was arrested in Knoxville, Tennessee earlier this month. A motive for the murder remains unclear. The case went cold for decades, until the victim's biological son came forward this year and told police that he had learned what happened.Garrett is being held on $5 million bond.

 

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