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Suspects gave detailed description of Rogersville veteran's murder

Jeff Bobo • Apr 30, 2013 at 12:03 PM

ROGERSVILLE — Two men accused in the March 16 beating and stabbing death of 52-year-old Roger Hawkins allegedly described for police in grisly detail what they did before, during and after the murder.

Austin Scott Price, 18, and Samuel “Wade” Hirsch, 22, both of Rogersville, appeared before Hawkins County Sessions Judge J. Todd Ross Monday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on one count each of first-degree felony murder.

Hawkins was a disabled 21-year military veteran who had completed tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

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