05/18/2024

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Crystal Rogers: ‘Nancy Grace’ Interview Could Be Used in Case of Mom Missing Since 2015

Crystal Rogers: ‘Nancy Grace’ Interview Could Be Used in Case of Mom Missing Since 2015

A 2015 episode of “Nancy Grace” could be used in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a Kentucky woman who vanished in 2015.

According to WLKY, a memo to the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office indicated that they subpoenaed the “Nancy Grace” episode from CNN regarding Brooks Houck’s ongoing case. The memo did not disclose why or how prosecutors would use the episode in building a case against Houck.

Houck is the boyfriend of Crystal Rogers, who was last seen attending a party at a barn in Bardstown that belonged to Houck’s mother. Her body was never found but she is presumed dead.

WDKY reported that the “Nancy Grace” episode of interest is “Dr. Sievers Murder Investigation Developments; Kentucky Woman Vanishes.” During the broadcast, Grace conducted a phone interview with Houck. Rogers’ mother and father also appeared in the episode. (Reports indicated that Rogers’ father was fatally shot in 2016, 16 months after his daughter’s slaying.)

READ: Continuing Coverage of the Crystal Rogers Case

Houck is one of three men charged in connection with Rogers’ presumed death. Steve Lawson, who allegedly talked on the phone with Houck, the night Rogers disappeared, was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit murder and tampering with physical evidence. Lawson was indicted in May 2023 — while his son, Joseph Lawson, and Houck, his employer, were charged in September.

Steve Lawson’s son is facing the same charges as him. Houck was charged with complicity to murder and tampering with physical evidence.

Steven Lawson/Harrison County Jail, Brooks Houck/Nelson County Jail, and Joseph Lawson/Grayson County Jail

During a police interrogation, Houck reportedly called Steve Lawson — who allegedly explained that they talked on the phone about rental properties the night Rogers vanished. Steve Lawson allegedly claimed that Houck said he had to get information about the rental properties from Rogers and he would call back.

The three suspects are scheduled to stand trial in February. The prosecution and defense agreed last week that the high-profile trials should be moved out of Nelson County.

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[Feature Photo: Crystal Rogers/handout]