Minor Character: Las Vegas
Name Roger Wilder
Gender Male
City Las Vegas
Pathology Robber
Attempted murderer
Modus Operandi Armed robbery
No. of Victims 1+ attempted
1 stalked
1 assaulted
Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Jeff Kober
First Appearance One Hit Wonder

Roger Wilder is a repeat offender and a suspect in the shooting of Melissa Winters and her husband Victor.


Wilder was guilty of assault and convicted under the prosecution of Melissa, an assistant district attorney. Wilder threatened her with "what goes around comes around" when being taken away by bailiffs. Shortly after Melissa was rescued after she and her husband Victor were shot, her being the only survivor, Wilder broke into the home and ransacked it to harass and threaten Melissa, saying he knew where she lived. He knocked a gun out from under a table, taking it with him from seeing it useful in future crimes. It was the gun used to shoot Melissa and Victor. Six months before the episode, Wilder robbed a liquor store and fired shots from the gun, ending up arrested and incarcerated when tracked.

When Melissa, confined to a wheelchair, got surgery to remove the bullet in her neck that traveled to her heart, repairing an aneurysm in the same spot, the ballistics matched the gun in the liquor store robbery. Wilder denied knowing Melissa, but when Melissa's friend Sara Sidle mentioned his conviction in a confrontation in jail, she swore to get him executed if he was guilty. He admitted to the burglary and how he found and stole the gun. Sidle looked over the evidence and realized Melissa murdered Victor for abusing her, and Victor fired back while clinging to life.

Modus Operandi[]

Little is know about Wilder's M.O. for the robbery, except he shot up a liquor store and robbed it. Wilder broke into Melissa's house during the burglary and trashed her home to harass and threaten her by knowing where she lived. When Wilder found the gun, he stole it to use for the armed robbery.

Known Victims[]

  • Unspecified assault conviction
  • Melissa Winters (threatened; later broke into and ransacked her home and stole her gun)
  • Unspecified liquor store robbery (fired random shots in and robbed)


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