Date of Birth:
June 4, 1948
On December 2, 1989, James Lynn
Styers filed a missing child report, advising police that his
roommates's son, Christopher Milke (age 4), had disappeared during their
visit to Metrocenter mall. Roger Mark Scott was present with Styers.
On December 3, 1989, Scott
admitted during a police interview that he had accompanied Styers the
previous day to a desert wash in the area of 99th Avenue and Jomax Road
where Styers shot and killed Christopher Milke.
Styers agreed to provide Scott
with $250 to file a social security claim. Styers believed he would
receive some of Christopher's $5,000 life insurance policy. At the
conclusion of the interview, Mr. Scott led police to the desert area
where they found Christopher Milke's body.
During a police interview, Debra
Jean Milke, Christopher Milke's mother, conceded that she had conspired
with Styers to have her son killed. She indicated that it would be
better to have her son die than grow up like her husband.
Presiding Judge: David R. Cole
Prosecutor: Noel Levy
Start of Trial: January 15, 1991
Verdict: February 7, 1991
Sentencing: April 22, 1991
Age of victim (4)
Love relationship between defendant and mother
Good conduct while in jail
State v. Scott, 177 Ariz. 131, 865 P.2d 792 (1993).
Roger Mark Scott