Pat Mulligan
Thu Sep 5, 2019 04:59

Tom Why did Behan believe they would not hurt him? The statement makes me think he had prior knowledge of the Cowboy's intent to attack the Earp's and Holliday .

  • P. S. Behan to Virgil in Spicer HearingTom Gaumer, Tue Aug 27 07:49
    Turenr page 137 Behan testifying. "I said to him (Virgil), "You had best disarm the crowd." He said he would not, that he would give them a chance to make a fight. " It is your (Virgil's) duty as a... more
    • TOM ? — Pat Mulligan, Thu Sep 5 04:59
      • I don't think we can lnow that answer for sureTom Gaumer, Tue Sep 10 01:25
        Pat but we can speculate. LOL I would speculate there was a more hostile relationship between the Earp's and the cowboys than between Behan and the cowboys. This would allow Behan to approach them... more
        • TomPat Mulligan, Tue Sep 10 04:48
          All we have ever is a speculation. The collection of evidence and the attention to the crime scene was ignored. That being said what we do know is that Behan could/should have disarmed Frank at first ... more
          • Pat Maybe he would have had he known Virgil was in such a hurry. Virgil's excuse to go over to Fly's for a confrontation was that Fonck had told Virgil the armed cowboys were on the street a second... more
            • Tom REPat Mulligan, Sat Sep 14 04:58
              tom If your pretext that Virgil had already had made up his mind for a confrontation why did he let Behan go in the first place? The Marshall and posse would have gone down to Fremont and back Lot... more
            • Tom RE Pat Mulligan, Tue Sep 10 14:34
              Tom Their were more people than just Fonck. If word was passed to Virgil that Behan had taken an armed Frank back to the Street in front of the lot it would justify Virgil 's actions. Since all... more
              • See Steve Gatto's post on this matterThomas Gaumer, Thu Sep 12 17:35
                Pat We have been talking about Virgil cutting off Behan's efforts, thus virtually guaranteeing a gunfight as Behan had warned Virgil about Earlier. Steve makes it clear Virgil reacted to what Fonck... more
                • TomPat Mulligan, Mon Sep 16 14:16
                  If Virgil wanted a fight he could have just gone down with the rest of the Boy's.. He did not. Instead he waited (while Behan finished his shave) then waited for Behan to try. I think this more... more
Click here to receive daily updates