Garrett to be sentenced in 1977 cold case Tuesday

Garrett to be sentenced in 1977 cold case Tuesday
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 12:56pm

In just a matter of hours, a convicted murderer will know his fate. Roger Garrett, pictured above on the left, has been convicted of killing his stepfather, Army General Chester Garrett.

Both Chester and Rogers's family members took the stand to testify in the sentencing portion of the trial. Gretchen Garrett Smith, Chester's younger sister, teared up while speaking of her late brother. She stated, "It's devastating... It just tears me up when I see someone that looks like him (Chester)."

Roger's stepdaughter, Kristin Myerson pictured above to the right, also took the stand. She sobbed as she told the courtroom how Roger took her in and treated her like one of his own.
As we've reported, Roger Garrett was found guilty in the 1977 murder of his stepfather, Chester. Witnesses testified that Roger acted with his mother, Lisbeth Garrett, struck the victim with a baseball bat and stabbed him to his death.

The case went unsolved for decades before a break in the case led authorities to Roger and Lisbeth.

Lisbeth Garrett, the victim's wife at the time, will be on trial for murder in early 2014.

NewsChannel 9's Kay Recede is in the courtroom. She will be tweeting updates. You can follow her on Twitter @kayrecede or on Facebook.

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