Two men indicted in murder of Hawkins County veteran

Two men indicted in murder of Hawkins County veteran

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Austin Price (source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) Austin Price (source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)
Samuel Hirsch (source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office) Samuel Hirsch (source: Hawkins County Sheriff's Office)

ROGERSVILLE (WATE) - Two men were indicted Tuesday in the stabbing death earlier this year of a Hawkins County veteran.

Samuel Hirsch, 22, and Austin Price, 18, are charged with first degree murder by allegedly killing Roger Hawkins, 52,  in the perpetration of burglary, robbery or theft.

Hawkins, 52, was found dead at Boyd Street Apartments on March 16. He had been severely beaten and stabbed several times.

Police believe robbery was the motive, as several items were taken from Hawkins' apartment.

Police say Hawkins was a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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