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ROGERS, Glen Edward (W/M)
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, Case #95-15314
Sentencing Judge: The Honorable Diana M. Allen
Attorney, Trial: Nick Sinardi – Esquire
Attorney, Direct Appeal: A. Anne Owens – Assistant Public Defender
Attorneys, Collateral Appeals: Richard Kiley and James Viggiano – CCRC-M
Date of Offense: 11/05/95
Date of Sentence: 07/11/97
Circumstances of Offense:
Glen Edward Rogers was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Tina Marie Cribbs.
On 11/05/95, Tina Marie Cribbs was seen leaving the Showtown Barn in Tampa with Glen Edward Rogers. On 11/07/95, a cleaning person found Cribbs in a Tampa motel room. She had been stabbed in the chest and the buttocks. According to Cribbs’ mother, Tina always wore a sapphire and diamond ring and a gold watch. These pieces of jewelry were not found with Cribb’s body.
A bartender told police that Rogers had bought drinks for Cribbs and her friends. Later, Rogers asked Cribbs for a ride. Cribbs told her friends that she would be back shortly to meet her mother. Cribbs’ mother arrived at the bar and paged Cribbs because she had not returned to the bar.
A motel clerk said that Rogers had arrived in a cab at the motel a few days prior to the murder. On 11/05/95, Rogers paid for another night and asked that no one clean his room. The clerk then observed Rogers packing suitcases into a White Ford Festiva. On 11/13/95, Rogers was arrested in Kentucky driving Cribb’s car, which he claimed a girl had loaned him. Rogers also claimed that the girl was alive when he left.
Several days earlier, on 11/06/95, Cribbs wallet was found at a rest area on Interstate-10 in North Florida. Fingerprints lifted from the wallet and the Tampa motel room were matched to Rogers.
On 07/09/97, the State of California indicted Rogers on counts of First-Degree Murder and Arson. The governors of California and Florida reached an extradition agreement that would extradite Rogers to California to stand trial. Rogers would then be transported to Florida to serve his sentence once the trial in California was completed.
Rogers was extradited to California in October of 1998. He stood trial for strangling Sandra Gallagher and leaving Gallagher’s body in her burning automobile. Rogers was convicted of First-Degree Murder and Arson on 06/22/99 and sentenced to death on 07/16/99. He then was transported back to the control of Florida’s Department of Corrections in August of 1999.
12/13/95 Glen Rogers was indicted on the following counts:
Count I: Murder in the First-Degree (Tina Marie Cribbs)
Count II: Robbery with a Weapon
Count III: Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle
05/07/97 Rogers was found guilty on all counts charged in the indictment.
05/09/97 Upon advisory sentencing, the jury, by a 12 to 0 majority, voted for the death penalty.
07/11/97 Glen Rogers was sentenced as follows:
Count I: Murder in the First-Degree (Tina Marie Cribbs) – Death
Count II: Robbery with a Weapon – Natural Life
Count III: Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle – 5 years
Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal
783 So. 2d 980
09/11/97 Appeal filed.
03/01/01 FSC affirmed the conviction and sentence.
04/24/01 Rehearing denied.
06/06/01 Mandate issued.
Circuit Court (Bradford County) – Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
10/13/97 Petition filed.
12/08/97 Petition denied, and extradition to California for trial granted.
Florida Supreme Court – Appeal of Habeas Corpus and Order of Extradition
717 So. 2d 460
01/05/98 Appeal filed.
05/14/98 FSC affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court.
07/10/98 Rehearing denied.
11/13/98 Mandate issued.
Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion
09/28/01 Motion filed.
07/18/02 Amended motion filed.
05/08/03 Amended motion filed.
03/08/05 Motion denied.
Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Appeal
FSC # 05-732
957 So.2d 538 (2007)
04/11/05 Appeal filed.
01/18/07 FSC affirmed denial of motion.
06/26/07 Mandate issued.
Florida Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
957 So.2d 538 (2007)
09/21/05 Petition filed.
01/18/07 FSC denied petition.
06/26/07 Mandate issued.
U.S. District Court, Middle District – Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus
08/03/07 Petition filed
02/19/10 Petition denied
03/17/10 Application for Certificate of Appealability filed
03/18/10 Application denied
United States Court of Appeals, 11th District – Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Appeal
03/17/10 Appeal filed
06/14/10 Order denying Certificate of Appealability
United States Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari
131 S.Ct. 929
10/21/10 Petition filed
01/18/11 Petition denied
Factors Contributing to the Delay in Execution of Sentence:
The Direct Appeal was pending for four years prior to a decision being rendered due to Rogers’s extradition to California to stand trial for First-Degree Murder.
Glen Rogers filed his Direct Appeal in the Florida Supreme Court on 09/11/97. He raised several issues on appeal. One issue was that the State of Florida did not present sufficient evidence to support the charges. Another issue was that the trial court erred in the handling of mitigating circumstances. Rogers also argued that the trial court should have granted the defense’s motions for a mistrial because a witness was allowed to testify about a misdemeanor for which Rogers was convicted in California; the prosecution was allowed to present an improper argument during closing arguments, and because the Hillsborough State Attorneys’ office was allowed to prosecute the case. Rogers also contended that there was newly discovered evidence and that the sentence of death was not proportionate to the crime committed. The Florida Supreme Court affirmed the conviction and sentence on 03/01/01. Rehearing was denied on 04/24/01. A mandate was issued on 06/06/01.
Rogers filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus on 10/13/97 with the Bradford County Circuit Court. The Circuit Court denied the petition and granted the extradition of Rogers to California in order to stand trial for First-Degree Murder and Arson on 12/08/97.
Rogers filed an Appeal of the Habeas Corpus Denial and the Order of Extradition to California on 01/05/98. The Florida Supreme Court affirmed the decisions of the Circuit Court to deny the Petition of Habeas Corpus and to grant extradition to California on 05/14/98. Rehearing was denied on 07/10/98. A mandate was issued on 11/13/98.
Rogers filed a 3.850 Motion with the circuit court on 09/28/01. He filed amended motions on 07/18/02 and 05/08/03. The motion was denied on 03/08/05.
On 04/11/05, Rogers filed a 3.850 Appeal in the Florida Supreme Court, raising claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. On 01/18/07, the FSC affirmed the denial of the motion.
On 09/21/05, Rogers filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus in the Florida Supreme Court, raising claims of ineffective assistance of counsel. On 01/18/07, the FSC denied the petition.
Rogers filed a federal Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus in the U.S. District Court on 08/03/07. This petition was denied on 02/19/10. Rogers filed an application for a Certificate of Appealability on 03/17/10, and it was denied on 03/18/10.
On 03/17/10, Rogers filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Appeal in the United States Court of Appeals, 11th District. The Certificate of Appealability was denied on 06/14/10.
Rogers filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court on 10/21/10. This petition was denied on 01/18/11.
Report Date: 12/27/01 S.Q.
Approved: 01/06/02 W.S.
Updated: 04/12/11 EMJ