|Detroit Free Press, April 8, 1909|
Alexander maintained his "Sphinx-like" demeanor even after being found guilty and sentenced to 7-15 years at DeHoCo. He refused all visitors, shunned his fellow inmates and preferred to ruminate by himself while smoking a pipe. Perhaps he should have pursued this course of action when it actually mattered.
Not only did Alexander contest the verdict but he won a re-trial and was eventually freed after prosecutor's determined that he probably wouldn't be convicted again. An odd verdict considering the heinous nature of the crime.