Maurer receives life sentence for former broadcaster's murder

Eric Maurer
Eric Maurer

AMITE, LA (WAFB) - The man convicted of killing a former broadcaster and police juror will spend the rest of his life in prison.

Eric Maurer, 33, was convicted of second-degree murder in the 2010 death of Rube Rogers, 65, of Ponchatoula.

According to investigators, the murder happened during a robbery at Rogers' home on Aug. 13, 2010.

Maurer's father, Rickey Maurer, was also charged in connection with the death.

Rogers worked for ActionNews17 and was a member of the Tangipahoa Parish Police Jury.

Friends and family of the victim said Rogers raised the younger Maurer since his teenage years and was like a stepfather to him.

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