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Suspect charged in death of Fla. doctor killed with hammer

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A man accused of using a hammer to kill a Florida doctor in June has been charged with one count of second-degree murder, reports CBS affiliate WINK.

Curtis Wayne Wright, of St. Louis, was arrested Sept. 16 in the death of a Bonita Springs, Fla. doctor, Teresa Sievers. He was charged Tuesday the day after a judge granted prosecutors an extension allowing them to keep Wright jailed while officials reviewed evidence in the case.

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A second murder suspect, Jimmy Rodgers, is serving six months in federal prison for a parole violation. He will be brought to Lee County after that terms has concluded. Authorities say the probation violation put him in the same Florida county where Sievers was killed -- more than 1,100 miles from his eastern Missouri home -- a day before her body was found.

The terms of Rodgers' probation had barred him from leaving Missouri, but his probation officer said he was seen at a Wal-Mart store June 28 in Fort Myers, Florida, about 20 miles from Sievers' home.

Sievers, a mother of two, was found in her home in June. Her husband grew up with Sievers in suburban St. Louis, according to police.

Wright grew up with Sievers' husband in suburban St. Louis.

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