Suspected Killer Appears in Court for 12-year-old Homicides

By Scott Sarvay

June 29, 2011 Updated Jun 29, 2011 at 12:25 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Indiana’s NewsCenter) - 12-years ago, two Fort Wayne teens were gunned down in a south side home.

Wednesday morning, a suspect appeared in court for the first time, charged in the double homicide.

30-year-old Roderick Lewis is charged with two counts of felony murder and two counts of robbery.

Police say he was at the home at 3501 Smith Street on June 29th, 1999, when 14-year-old Sidney Wilson of Weisser Park Avenue and 16-year-old Richard Rogers of Drexel Avenue were gunned down.

They died from multiple gunshot wounds.

Detectives say they're grateful to witnesses who finally came forward to tell what they knew or saw.

Sources close to the investigation say that's what helped put the case together.




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