Chipley Grand Jury Meets

The Washington County grand jury has indicted Karlene Ann Alexander on a charge of murder in the first degree.

Alexander, 42 years old, of Chipley, was charged with the July 24 axe murder of William Eugene Roberts at the couple’s home.

Alexander remains in custody, held without bond in the Washington County Jail in Chipley. She apparently fled the area after the slaying and then surrendered in St. Petersburg several days later.

State Attorney Steve Meadows says his office’s death penalty qualification committee will meet in the near future to consider whether to seek the death penalty in this case.