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Lennox lover of reality TV contestant jailed for minimum of 26 years for killing her with hammer

Man is jailed for a minimum 26 years for killing his reality TV show contestant lover, 36, with a hammer and burying her body in his back yard, because she wanted to break up with him and go back to her husband

  • Jackie Jerome Rogers attacked Lisa Naegle in December 2016
  • He beat the nursing teacher to death with a hammer before burying her body
  • He then destroyed all her belongings and tried to cover up the crime
  • Rogers, from Lennox, LA, eventually confessed and was given 26 years to life
  • Naegle starred in the E! reality show Bridalplasty, which sees women competing to win a wedding and plastic surgery, in 2010 

The lover of a reality TV show contestant has been sentenced to 26 years to life in prison for killing her with a hammer before burying her body in his backyard.

Jackie Jerome Rogers, from Lennox, in Los Angeles, bludgeoned former Bridalplasty star Lisa Marie Naegle, 36, to death in December 2016.

He hit her at least eight times with a hammer in his car before taking her back to his home, hitting her twice more to make sure she was dead and then burying her.

Rogers destroyed all her belongings and cleaned the murder weapon and his car to cover up the crime, but eventually confessed.

He said he killed her after she told him she wanted to end their romance to patch things up with her husband.  

Jackie Jerome Rogers, from Lennox, in Los Angeles, has been sentenced to a minimum of 26 years in prison for bludgeoning his reality TV contestant lover to death 

Rogers hit Lisa Marie Naegle, 36, at least eight times with a hammer in his car

He then took her to his home before hitting her twice more to make sure she was dead and burying her body

Rogers (left) hit Lisa Marie Naegle (right) at least eight times with a hammer in his car. He then took her to his home before hitting her twice more to make sure she was dead and burying her body

Rogers said he killed her after she told him she wanted to end their romance to patch things up with her husband Derek Harryman (pictured together)

Rogers said he killed her after she told him she wanted to end their romance to patch things up with her husband Derek Harryman (pictured together)

Video courtesy of KTLA 

Defense attorney Jeremy Lessem said that Rogers fell in love with Naegle, from San Pedro, who was his nursing teacher. He helped out in her classroom and the two would go out for lunch.

He said his client finally ‘broke’ after months of being ‘toyed’ with by Naegle, according to NBC4. 

Naegle flirted with him and when Rogers passed his nursing certification she took him and friends to Las Vegas in June 2016 where they slept together.  

Naegle starred in the E! reality show Bridalplasty, which sees women competing to win a wedding and plastic surgery, in 2010. She lost in episode seven

Naegle starred in the E! reality show Bridalplasty, which sees women competing to win a wedding and plastic surgery, in 2010. She lost in episode seven

Rogers and Naegle were seen leaving a party together on surveillance footage in the early morning hours of December 18, 2016, in Torrance, California, before she went missing

Rogers and Naegle were seen leaving a party together on surveillance footage in the early morning hours of December 18, 2016, in Torrance, California, before she went missing

Rogers destroyed all her belongings and cleaned the murder weapon and his car to cover up the crime, but eventually confessed

Rogers destroyed all her belongings and cleaned the murder weapon and his car to cover up the crime, but eventually confessed 

At first Rogers told police he dropped Naegle off at a bar past midnight following the party. But surveillance footage showed her getting into his SUV around 2am. 

Rogers said in the car she started to hit him and he started to cry and then attacked her. 

A jury of 12 convicted Rogers following a two-week trial in September 2018.

Naegle starred in the E! reality show, which sees women competing to win a wedding and plastic surgery, in 2010. She lost in episode seven. 

Naegle called her husband, pictured together, at around 2.45am to say she was getting food and coming home - but never returned

Naegle called her husband, pictured together, at around 2.45am to say she was getting food and coming home – but never returned

Defense attorney Jeremy Lessem said that Rogers fell in love with Naegle, who was his nursing teacher. He said his client finally 'broke' after months of being 'toyed' with by Naegle

Defense attorney Jeremy Lessem said that Rogers fell in love with Naegle, who was his nursing teacher. He said his client finally ‘broke’ after months of being ‘toyed’ with by Naegle

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