"On March 8, 1920, Mrs. Doster, common law wife of Capt. Wade Doster of the medical corps, U. S. A., shot and killed him in Columbus, N. M., following a night of quarreling according to evidence introduced at the recent trail in Deming. It was brought out that Mrs. Doster, who had been intimate with the young army officer for nearly three years, had signed a contract to remain away from him in consideration of money to be paid her at the time of the signing of the contract and by the month thereafter.
As the killing occurred in Luna-co., the case was tried at Deming, the county seat. J. S. Vaught was the prosecutor, and R. F. Hamilton and Fred Sherman, attorneys for the defense. Raymond R. Ryan was the presiding judge. Frank Doster, former chief justice of the supreme court of Kansas, who about four years ago moved to Pasadena, Calif., from Topeka, Kans., assisted in prosecuting the case. After the jury had disagreed as to what should be done with Mrs. Doster and after she pleaded guilty to second degree murder, Judge Doster made an appeal for clemency." -- Excerpt from "The Case of Mrs. Doster", The Western Star, Coldwater, Comanche County, Kansas, May 21, 1920.
The complete article, which includes Frank Doster's plea for clemency, is at the following web page: