2 comments on “Hanging Jail: DeRidder, Louisiana

  1. I am the grand daughter of Harvey Perkins. He was suppose to be hung with the two gentlemen that killed the taxi driver . To my knowledge only a day or so before the hanging the two men said he had nothing to do with the killings. Harvey went on to marry Pauline Doyle and they had 13 kids. I just want to say I’m thankful for the two mens confessions or I wouldn’t be here today. I actually googled my grandfathers name a few months ago and found this out. I questioned my dad (harveys son) and he told me bits and pieces of what he knew. Just found this very interesting .

    • Thank you Tammy for sharing your story relating how the confessions of the other two resulted in you being alive to write your comment.

      My wife is from Deridder and we live about 10 miles from there. Matter of fact my wife pointed out the old courthouse a week ago,when we were in Deridder.

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