October 10, 1923
On Wednesday of last week one “Bill” Alexander was found guilty of murder by a jury in the District Court at Homer, Claiborne Parish, for the murder of W. F. Rogers in the Haynesville oil field in April, 1922.
The jury was out only five minutes when it returned a verdict of guilty as charged which means that the accused man will hang.
This is said to have been the most brutal murder that ever happened in that part of the state. It was alleged that Alexander killed Rogers with the attention of marrying the latter’s wife. Roger’s wife testified in the case on the part of the state and told how her husband had deserted her.