The Transylvania Times -

By Eric Crews
Staff Writer 

Drinking, Fighting Preceded Rogers’s Death


TRANSYVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — The trial of 21-year-old Scott Fisher, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the February 2010 death of 16-year-old Transylvania County resident Michael Scott Rogers, began Tuesday in the Henderson County courthouse.

In the two years since Rogers’s death, the events that led up to him being alone and shirtless in the midst of a Henderson County pig field on a cold winter night have remained a mystery.

An autopsy of Rogers showed that he had been drinking the night before he died and that he had also suffered a number of injuries, including abrasion...

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