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2 charged with beating, stabbing Iraq War veteran to death in Rogersville

Jeff Bobo • Nov 25, 2014 at 6:46 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Two men were in custody Saturday after the discovery of a grisly murder scene involving an Iraq War veteran, who was apparently beaten and stabbed to death for his medication.

At 1:21 p.m. Saturday, officers from the Rogersville Police Department were called to Boyd Street Apartments after a family member checking on the victim, Roger Hawkins, 52, found him dead.

Austin Scott Price, 18, 202 Thorpes Chapel Road, Rogersville, and Samuel Wade Hirsch, 22, 106 Riley Lane, Rogersville, were charged both with felony first-degree murder.