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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Miami Killer Guilty

MIAMI () -- A Miami man was found guilty of first-degree murder and armed robbery for a deadly attack on a German tourist that shocked Florida and damaged the state's tourism industry.


Leroy Rogers, 25, was found guilty Thursday on one count of first-degree felony murder and one count of first-degree strong-armed robbery for an April 2, 1993, attack on Barbara Meller Jensen, a German tourist.


Jensen, 39, was driving a rental car when she became lost. Prosecutors contended her purse was stolen by "smash-and-grab" robbers including Rogers who first bumped her car to get her to stop. They said Jensen was killed when her head was crushed by the thieves' car as it drove away.