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Friends, family remember woman killed by ex-boyfriend at Bob Evans

Fatal shooting inside the Canton Bob Evans on April 16, 2021.
Fatal shooting inside the Canton Bob Evans on April 16, 2021.((Source: WOIO))
Updated: Apr. 20, 2021 at 8:21 AM EDT
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CANTON, Ohio (WOIO) - Friends and family of 38-year-old Rebecca Jean Rogers are gathering Tuesday morning to remember the life of their one.

Rogers was killed Friday morning while working as a waitress at the Bob Evans on Lest Street.

Police identified the suspect in Rogers’ killing as 54-year-old Richard James Nelson. Police, as well as friends and family, said Nelson was an ex-boyfriend of Rogers’.

Friends, family remember waitress killed at Bob Evans

Friends and family are remembering 38-year-old Rebecca Rogers, who was killed by an ex-boyfriend Friday at a Bob Evans in Canton.

Posted by Cleveland 19 News on Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Nelson faced arraignment in Stark County Court at 9 a.m. Tuesday. A judge set bond at $2 million.

Dozens of Rogers’ co-workers and friends gathered outside of the restaurant last week after learning what had happened.

“All I can tell you is she is a beautiful person, an outgoing person an amazing mother, grandmother, employee, a beautiful heart just a beautiful person all around,” Rogers’ former co-worker Misty Basham said.

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