This guy murdered someone, shouldn't have been near a gun, and has been arrested 34 times!!!! Are you kidding me? Why would he obey the law? F-d up justice system, and I use the term loosely. Unlicensed hunter pleads guilty in shooting death | Statesman Journal | statesmanjournal.com William C. Rogers, 50, of Brooks, pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 90 months for manslaughter in the second degree Friday in Marion County Court. Rogers was accused of shooting Elias Sontay of Woodburn on Nov. 2 as he searched for a shrubs in the foothills east of Silverton. Rogers also entered a plea of guilty for the charge of a felon in possession of a firearm, a class C felony and was sentenced to 18 months to run concurrently with the other sentence. Alejandro Sontay, the victims brother-in-law, addressed the court with the aid of an interpreter. I dont agree that the guilty party is only going to get 90 months, Sontay said. These are pictures of my nieces that are now orphans. These orphans have no home and no way to pay for college or medical bills. Marion County Judge Gale Reder, thanked Sontay for appearing in court before ruling in favor of the plea. Marion County Deputy District Attorney Bryan Orrio said Rogers has been arrested 34 times in Oregon, has convictions in other states, has multiple parole violations and charges of failure to appear, and has previously failed to register as a sex offender. About 1 p.m. the day of the shooting, sheriff's deputies and Oregon State Police went to an area of privately owned forestland near Grade Road SE and Drakes Crossing Road SE. They discovered Sontay's body hours later. Investigators said Sontay and a friend were walking in the area looking for salal, an evergreen shrub used in floral arrangements. About the same time, Rogers and Green arrived in the area to hunt with a single rifle. Green and Rogers separated, and Rogers took the rifle, officials said. Rogers said he saw movement in the nearby brush minutes later and thought he saw the antlers of a deer, officials said. Rogers fired a shot but he had missed his target. Orrio said Rogers was about 125 feet from the victim at the time of the shooting and both failed to correctly identify what he was shooting at and failed to go and see what was shot, be it animal or person. Rogers and Green returned to their car, a 1988 red Ford Fiesta, and drove to another area to continue hunting when they were spotted by Sontay's friend, who was walking to get help. The friend described the car to state police troopers, who stopped the car on Grade Road SE as it was leaving the area. Officials said Rogers did not have a hunting license. Rogers expressed little emotion while in court Friday and offered only a few words in his defense. I am sorry for what I did, Rodgers said.