TPM Livewire

Blind Man Who Was Acquitted Of Fatally Shooting Friend Gets Guns Back

Iyzz8juasdjtyrcdcsdg
AP Photo

Rogers fought to get his weapons back in court after his acquittal.

"It's my constitutional right. I wasn't carrying these firearms around. I was in my house on a private road in Geneva out of the way," Rogers said, explaining that he needs guns for protection.

Judge John Galluzzo reluctantly ordered authorities to return Rogers both of his firearms, a 10mm Glock and a rifle, even though he said he didn't want to.

"I have to return property that was taken under the circumstance," Galluzzo said. "I have researched and haven't found case law to say otherwise."

The judge did not let Rogers have his ammunition back, however. Galluzzo said it was old and dangerous.

Rogers was also on probation four years ago for shooting 15 rounds at his cousin, according to Gawker. He was also in jail three years ago for punching a woman in a domestic disturbance.