Soldier charged with murdering his grandparents in South Carolina

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Photo credit Courtesy of Chester County Sheriff Office

Gene Alexzander Scott was extradited from Germany to South Carolina over the weekend, where he has been indicted on two counts of murder.

The 24-year-old reportedly served in the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Army in January, where he served as an infantryman.

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In June 2020, the bodies of Gene Rogers and Billie Rogers were found in their rural Richburg, SC home. The two had been shot to death and a homicide investigation began.

Scott was booked on Oct. 23, 2021, two days after he was indicted by a grand jury, and has his next court date on December 30.

"Within hours of the arrest orders being signed, the US Army was notified and Scott, who was currently serving in Germany, was taken into custody by the Military Police," the Chester County Sheriff's Office wrote on Twitter.

The Sheriff's Office said the investigation included assistance by the FBI, Naval Criminal Investigative Service, and the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.

He is currently being held in the Chester County detention center. The murder charges he is facing could land Scott 30 years to life in prison if he is convicted.

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