Man accused of murdering brother Thomas Rogers in Bristol Road fails to appear in court

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A man has been remanded in custody charged with murdering his younger brother, who was found stabbed at the roadside.

Samuel Rogers, 30, did not appear alongside a co-defendant for a hearing before a judge at Birmingham Crown Court on Thursday.

Rogers is alleged to have killed his brother, 26-year-old Thomas Rogers, last Saturday.

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Police have also charged Ryan Hurt, of Peel Crescent, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, with murder.

The victim was discovered in Bristol Road, Birmingham, at about 4.55pm on August 22, and was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead soon after arrival.

A post-mortem examination established that he died as a result of a stab wound to the chest.

The victim’s brother, of St Michael’s Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, was represented in court by defence barrister Timothy Sapwell.

Mr Sapwell agreed with a suggestion by the judge that the preliminary hearing could take place without Rogers being present.

Ordering both defendants to reappear together at a plea hearing, Judge Paul Farrer QC told Hurt: “You will next be before the court on October 16th.

“By that time you and your legal team will have a large part of the evidence relied upon by the prosecution. In the meantime you are remanded in custody.”





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