Victim identified in Athens homicide investigation
ATHENS., Ala. (WAFF) - The Limestone County Sheriff’s arrested a 39-year-old on a capital murder charge this weekend.
Upon arrival to reports of a burglary call near Maiden Ct. in Athens, deputies found Diana Rogers, 39, in the backyard of a home, according to the Limestone County Sheriff’s Office, Rogers was acting suspicious and attempted to lead the deputies away from the home.
Rogers began fighting with deputies when they attempted to detain her. Deputies then discovered the back door open and found a 58-year-old deceased woman. Investigators determined probable cause to arrest Rogers.
Per Limestone County Coroner Mike West, the victim was identified as Diane Crane Defoor. Defoor died from sharp force trauma.
Rogers is being held in the Limestone County Detention Center without bond until further notice. She has been charged with capital murder, burglary second degree and obstructing a governmental operation.
According to court documents, Rogers is accused of stabbing the woman with a kitchen knife and beating her with the wooden bowl.
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