I don't think you could call it "legal advice." I don't think any billable hours were involved. It was a word to the wise, a "get real, Wyatt" moment.
Wyatt may well have been acquitted by a sympathetic jury, found innocent of murder, for the same reason as Louise Marshall, but, yeah, in the absence of a jury decision, I'd call it extra-legal execution, a crime, however justified.
Wyatt was faced, in a very personal way, with the issue of order in the absence of law, as Casey discusses so well in LBL, 249-51.
Jim Justifiable homicide? Self-Defence? They were supposed to be lawmen themselves, and could have "seen Paul" then and there. Instead they spurned him, and took off after covering their tracks. Then ... more
that Wyatt or Doc would have been acquitted in Pima County. The Tucson STAR had begun a major rewrite of the Earp-Cowboy controversies by the time Morgan was assassinated even contradicting its own... more
My vote to include: 1. The shocking 1882 assassination of alcoholic gambler James H. Leavy. 2. Sept. 24, 1891 murder of Dr. John C. Handy (after a vicious divorce battle) shot by by Mrs. Handy’s... more