Man charged with murder found hanging in cell
CHATTANOOGA (AP) - Authorities say a man charged with murder was found hanging in his cell at the Cumberland County Justice Center.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that officers discovered the body of 32-year-old Allen Stacey Rogers on Saturday. They tried to save him, but he was pronounced dead at Cumberland Medical Center.
Rogers was charged in the death of 35-year-old Summer Nicole Nelms, whose nude body was found behind a BP gas station in Crab Orchard in early October.
Rogers, a truck driver from Pines, N.C., was arrested within a week. Authorities said at the time they believed Rogers picked Nelms up in Knoxville.
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