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Tom Gaumer
Thanks for saving me the trip:-)
Sun Sep 10, 2017 23:23

Neil Brown

If they had included the fact Stilwell was listed as one of the murderers of Morgan Earp by the Coroner's Hearing in Tombstone, that might have made the revenge slaying more clear.

I think in those days revenge or deadly reaction to threats even was justified by jury acquitals regularly.

Maybe one person's murder was another persons revenge.

I doubt Wyatt Earp would casually kill Stilwell for no
reason. I think he believed he was legitimately seeking the kind of revenge that had been justified in other situations, even if outside the law.

Keep Laughing

  • Statue DescriptionNeil Brown, Sun Sep 10 20:31
    On base of statue: "Dan Bates. American U.S. Wyatt and "Doc" 2005 Bronze, Edition 1/1 Realized through the efforts and generosity of Mary Bates, Jim Click, Bourn Partners, Bruce Ash, Friends of... more
    • Thanks for saving me the trip:-) — Tom Gaumer, Sun Sep 10 23:23
      • AgreedNeil Brown, Mon Sep 11 05:08
        Tom, Agreed. The marker should have pointed out that Frank Stillwell was a prime suspect in the killing of Morgan Earp and was listed as one of the murderers in the Coroner's Hearing. For historical... more
        • Well saidTom Gaumer, Mon Sep 11 09:36
          Neil How do we get Warren and Stilwell added and some words changed. It might not be cheap and the city is probably not going to pay. I will start us out with a pledge of $25. Keep Laughing Tom
        • Nice summaryBob Paul, Mon Sep 11 07:43
          This is a nice summary of events which appear to me to be a mix of "historical accuracy" and "personal view". I've spent a little time looking into the "inclinations of the Governor of Colorado" and... more
          • Re: Nice SummaryNeil Brown, Mon Sep 11 09:05
            You're right, I am sure my view re: the Governor is incomplete, but it is more my poor memory than personal view. I haven't read my books lately. Looking at Lubet's Murder in Tombstone at the moment, ... more
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