Attorneys want life in prison for brutal serial killer

Dayton Leroy Rogers tortured and killed several women in the 1980s.

Dayton Leroy Rogers in court
Dayton Leroy Rogers, convicted of killing six women and dumping their bodies in the forest east of Molalla, sits in court during a hearing, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015, in Portland, Ore. For the fourth time in 26 years, a jury will decide whether he should die. The Oregon Supreme Court has overturned his sentence three times before. (Randy L. Rasmussen/The Oregonian via AP)

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) – Attorneys for serial killer Dayton Leroy Rogers asked jurors to sentence him to life in prison, not death, to end a decades-old legal process.

Rogers has been sentenced to death three times and each time the sentence has been overturned on various legal grounds.

Rogers tortured and killed several women in the 1980s.

Rogers’ attorney said on Friday in Clackamas County Circuit Court that Rogers would waive his right to appeal if he got a life sentence without the possibility of parole.

But prosecutors said the 62-year-old Rogers should get the death penalty because he planned his attacks and was driven by gratification from inflicting pain.

Whatever the outcome, there will be no executions in Oregon anytime soon. Oregon’s past two governors have placed a moratorium on them.

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