A 34-year-old man has been charged today with killing a woman with a hammer and burying her body in a backyard, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced.
Jackie Jerome Rogers (dob 10/10/82) of Lennox has been charged with one count of murder in case YA095374. The felony complaint includes a special allegation that the defendant personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon, a hammer, during the commission of the crime.
Rogers is scheduled to be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Inglewood Branch. Prosecutors are asking that bail be set at $2.02 million.
Prosecutors allege that on Dec. 18 Rogers fatally beat victim Lisa Marie Naegle with a hammer. Two days later, the defendant was arrested in connection with the killing.
If convicted as charged, Rogers faces a maximum possible sentence of 26 years to life in state prison.
The case is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department, Harbor Division.
Los Angeles County District Attorney / case YA095374 / December 22, 2016