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Killed June 5th, 1914, near Navasota, Texas. Robertson surrendered to police and was placed in jail. Then, while officers were transporting him to a different jail, Robertson was taken and lynched. Very few details are offered in news accounts of this incidents. It does not appear that the officers made any attempt to identify or locate the lynchers, nor were they disciplined for failing to protect their prisoner.
This incident is discussed in the Cleburne Morning Review, June 7th, 1914 (click image below and zoom in to read):
Click here for PDF: Will Robertson Cleburne Morning Review 06071914
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