May101949Corsicana Semi Weekly
Former Jailer At Athens Acquitted At Murder Trial RUSK, Tex., May 6—(/P)—Willie Chapman, former Athens jailer, late yesterday was found Innocent of the murder of J. D, Robertson. The trial, moved hare on a change of venue from Athens, had been In progress since Monday. It was Chapman's second trial. The first ended in a hung jury. Robertson, 26-year-old war veteran, was allot to death Aug. XB, 1947, in the Athens Jail lobby. Chapman testified yesterday he found Robertson In the lobby about midnight. He said Robertson cursed him and advanced toward him with hli right hand In his hip pocket. "I told him two or three times to stop," Chapman Mid. "Thea I •hot,"