...please note in Virgil's testimony how he focuses on Billy Clanton, completely condensing the whole scenario by eliminating the attack on Frank and the shotgun blast at Tom.
Virgil focuses totally on Billy because Billy is their only hope of presenting an initial dangerous shooter! So then, go back and consider the attempt to claim Billy was one of the initial shooters, according to Virgil. Yet, Billy's right wrist was smashed at the first duel shots, but Billy NEVER dropped his weapon! Plenty of witness testimony to support that.
When he was fired upon and began sliding down the wall, his pistol was STILL in his holster as he was struggling to get it out. He NEVER fired a first shot as the Earps tried to pass off, because the gun was never in his hand.
AS I said, there is only ONE reason one usually lies in court and its because you are covering your rear end!
I do not think there are missing parts of the testimony. Here's why. We have the original court reporters pages, and the Nugget's reporting for the Coroner's inquest. Keep in mind the Nugget's reporte... more
Ike Clanton's testimony
November 9-15, 1881
Ike spent four days in the court room.
The entirety of his testimony can be read aloud in one hour. That's a lot of court room time for what little verb... more
Jones if you've ever been in a courtroom you'll know it takes a lot more time to get the work done than just the time it would take to read the transcripts out loud. I was in a jury on a medical malpr... more
I've managed to dodge jury duty up to this point so I'll take your word for it.
I didn't realize that only one hour of the spoken word was the norm for a weeks worth of testimony. Only the government... more
I am evaluating the whole thing from the existing recorded testimonies. I do not change a word. I know that there are sure to be many other words spoken at the time but we don't have those, do we? So ... more
Jones/follow up to testimonies..... — Joyce A. Aros,Tue Apr 12 18:21
Agree with you on the Earp brothers story.
I think the video is plenty clear about my opinion of the lawman story.
I think they chose Billy as the initial shooter because he was farthest into the va... more