The murder of a 14-year-old girl and the men who will stand trial for it. Two years ago this week Sarah Rogers was murdered. Police found her body at the old Lubbock Downs race track. On Friday a judge will set a trial date for James Martinez, one of two murder suspects in Sarah's case.
Two years after 14-year-old Sarah Rogers was brutally beaten to death, one of her suspected killers is finally going on trial. "The family's been waiting a long time for justice to be done, but I think we're finally there now," says Victim's Assistance Coordinator Pam Alexander.
Alexander says the family would prefer not to be on camera, but she says they are looking forward to the trial in order to put this ugly chapter in their lives behind them. "It's been a roller coaster of emotions for the past two years. Some months aren't too bad, others are horrible. Some months are day to day. Some days are unlivable," says Alexander.
Sarah Rogers was last seen alive on October 12, 2000 at a party in a mobile home park near 96th and Avenue P. Three days later her body was discovered at the old Lubbock Downs race track. One of her suspected killers, Kacy Caddel, fled the state with friend Christopher Cosby. The two were later arrested in Littleton, Colorado. The other suspected killer, James Martinez, was arrested just days after the murder.
Martinez's trial date will be set on Friday. His trial will begin before the end of the year. Kacy Caddel will also stand trial for murder in this case. His trial will likely begin shortly after the Martinez trial ends.