Osceola County husband faces charges for encouraging suicide

KISSIMMEE — A Central Florida man who gave his wife a gun and encouraged her to kill herself is facing criminal charges.

According to a news release, Phillip Lee Rogers said he and his wife, Tammy, had been drinking and arguing all day Sept. 19 when he asked her why she didn't just kill herself. Tammy Rogers asked for his gun, which he gave her. Phillip Rogers told Osceola County sheriff's deputies she then held the gun to her head but it didn't fire.

Tammy Rogers gave the gun back to her husband, who put a round in the chamber. She then shot herself. Tammy Rogers survived the shooting.

Phillip Rogers was arrested Friday and released on $25,000 bail Saturday.

Osceola County husband faces charges for encouraging suicide 11/09/09 [Last modified: Monday, November 9, 2009 10:32pm]

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