Crime Wire, Denny Griffin, Susan Murphy Milano
Comment 1

Crime Wire: Statement Analyst Peter Hyatt and the Hate Crime of Charlie Rogers

You can hear Crime Wire Investigates beginning at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Please visit our Crime Wire Website.

Together we can make a difference.


Charlie Rogers: Truth or Hoax?

On Sunday, July 22, three masked men allegedly broke into the Lincoln, Nebraska home of Charlie Rogers, bound her wrists and ankles with zip ties, beat her and carved anti-gay slurs into her arms and abdomen.

The men also allegedly spray-painted a derogatory term for lesbians inside the home and tried to set it on fire, in what police are investigating as a hate crime.Rogers told police she was targeted because she’s gay. But some are questioning the veracity of Rogers’ account of the attack.

Charlie Rogers said that three masked men broke into her home, tied her up, scrawled anti-homosexual graffiti into her skin and wrote vile things upon her walls, as well as set her house on fire after pouring gasoline on it.   

The outpouring of support has been strong, including prayer vigils being organized as well as mobilization of various political and rights groups.  It is a big story of a hateful and vicious attack.  

Police have not found the three men who Rogers says attacked her, but authorities are treating it as a hate crime. She went public, she says, to counter and confront those who doubt her story.

For more information about Peter Hyatt’s analysis of the Charlie Rogers Case, refer to his website:

Joining Dennis Griffin and Crime Wire consultant and Statement Analyst, Peter Hyatt for a lively discussion about this and other cases where statement analysis searches for truth.    

ImaginePublicity,Social Media Marketing for Individuals

1 Comment

  1. As a member of “Charlie’s family”, I am totally disgusted with any hate crimes and the fact that it might be judged a hoax…whether it be for lack of evidence, her sexual orientation or otherwise! I hope Peter and Denny can shed some light here… and help find real the truth… leading to justice – wherever it leads!



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s