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Friends, family disgusted that Iraq war veteran slain over medication

Jeff Bobo • Mar 18, 2013 at 6:47 AM

ROGERSVILLE — Friends and family of Rogersville murder victim Roger Hawkins were using social media Sunday to express their shock and disgust that the former Marine who served his country and survived two wars would be killed at home — allegedly for his pain medication.

Hawkins was described by those closest to him as a hero, a good person and a good friend.

After the murder of Hawkins was reported Saturday night, several people posted comments on his Facebook page including a family member who said, “He is God’s Soldier now. What a shame, too young to have been taken from my family. ... At least we know we have a angel fighting for us in heaven.”

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