Police release photos of brothers who killed younger sibling after family feud

Police have released pictures of two brothers convicted of stabbing to death their younger sibling following a family feud.

Photos of David and Samuel Rogers have been issued by West Midlands Police, Birmingham Live reports.

They were convicted of killing Thomas Rogers after the victim was fatally stabbed as he sat in a car in Birmingham.

David Rogers, 32, of Nora Street, South Shields, was found guilty of murder.

Samuel Rogers, 30, of St Michael’s Street, in Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, was cleared of murder but found guilty of manslaughter.

Two other men, Ryan Hurt, 22, of Peel Crescent, Mansfield, and Macauley Welby, 22, of no fixed address, were found not guilty of murder.



Thomas Rogers
Thomas Rogers

Welby was also acquitted of possessing an offensive weapon.

Sentencing of the brothers has been adjourned until October 7.

Birmingham Crown Court was told that, after falling out with his family, Thomas Rogers had gone to live with his mother and had said several times he was going to knock David out.

In July last year he moved to Birmingham and there was an incident when Samuel Rogers, who lived in Mansfield, had his windows smashed at his home.

Matters came to a head on August 22 when the brothers drove down to Birmingham, the court was told.

As they went along the Bristol Road they saw Thomas Rogers in an Astra being driven by Diane Close.

They pulled up and stopped in front of the Astra and David Rogers, Samuel Rogers and Welby got out of their vehicle.

David and Samuel Rogers were both armed with knives while Welby had a sledgehammer which he used to attack the Astra, the court was told.

Samuel Rogers filmed what went on as his brother went to the Astra and stabbed Thomas through the open passenger window.

The victim was put in an ambulance but on the way to hospital suffered a cardiac arrest and paramedics were unable to revive him.