12/22/2016 1:10 PM PST
Jackie Jerome Rogers has been formally charged with the murder of Lisa Marie Naegle … and we’ve learned the death penalty is off the table.
The L.A. County D.A. has charged Rogers with murder with special circumstances … using a deadly and dangerous weapon. TMZ broke the story, Rogers confessed he struck Naegle in the head 7 times Sunday after she told him she was going to end her affair with him and try and save her marriage.
Rogers told cops where to find Naegle’s body … in a shallow grave in his L.A. area backyard.
We’re told although it could be filed as a death penalty case because of the special circumstance, the D.A. has decided not to seek it … presumably because it more resembles a “crime of passion.”
If convicted, Rogers faces 26 years to life in prison.