State v. Michael J. Rogers
Arraignment in Federal Way Fatal Shooting: Arraignment is scheduled for March 7 for one of two teenagers charged in the fatal shooting of Wesley Gennings, 16, in Federal Way on February 13. The defendant, 16-year-old Michael J. Rogers, is charged with Murder in the First Degree and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in the First Degree. He is charged as an adult under Washington State's automatic adult jurisdiction law which allows for prosecution in adult court for 16 and 17-year-olds who are accused of serious, violent offenses. Rogers will be arraigned on Monday at 9 a.m. in courtroom GA of the Maleng Regional Justice Center. He remains in custody with bail set at $1 million. The co-defendant, a 14-year-old boy, is charged in Juvenile Court with Murder in the First Degree. Prosecutors will be requesting that the 14-year-old be tried in adult court. A hearing on whether he’s tried in adult court is currently set for March 8 in Juvenile Court.