Michel Dougherty is a man from Florida who has been charged with murder after he struck Lisa Ann Rogers with a hatchet. According to police reports Lisa Ann Rogers was rushed to the hospital with a hatchet stuck in her head. Even though doctors attempted their best the woman would die from her injuries. Michel Dougherty who was arrested after the hatchet attack was initially charged with attempted murder has now had the charges upgraded to murder. Apparently Lisa Ann Rogers was attempting to help Michael Dougherty by allowing him to live in her home.
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A Florida woman has died days after she was attacked with a hatchet by a man she let stay in her home, according to deputies.
The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said Lisa Rogers Eaton, 56, was pronounced dead at the hospital at 11:04 p.m. Saturday.
Rogers Eaton’s sister, Donna Voye, said her family joined her in the hospital Saturday to pray and turn off the victim’s respirator.
Pinellas County deputies said they found the 56-year-old with a hatchet embedded in her head after she was attacked by Michael Dougherty, 40, of St. Petersburg Tuesday morning.
According to Voye, Michel Doughtery was staying with Rogers Eaton and her husband after he lost his job.
“We don’t understand it,” Voye said. “We can’t understand it because she wouldn’t hurt anybody.”
Deputies said Michel Dougherty was found at around 2:50 a.m. Thursday in Alachua County after a deputy pulled him over. Initially, he was charged with attempted second-degree murder, but his charge has now been upgraded to second-degree murder.