Jones, W.S. Williams was a newly appointed assistant District Attorney who testified about a conversation he heard John Behan have with Virgil Earp on the evening of October 26th. He was not a witness to the fight but was a witness to Behan describing what he saw at the beginning of the fight. As with all things Earp, there is controversy about his testimony, as the Nugget version differs from the Epitaph and Hayhurst/Turner version. Here's a post about his testimony with all three versions.
Let me start by saying, it didn't turn out the way I thought it would either.
I think this will help to explain a lot.
If I was going to explain to someone how to recreate the sim, looking back on... more
Bob Cash wrote: "I do notice that assistant district attorney W.S. Williams' testimony is not in the three source documents ..."
First time I've heard of him. If he had eyes on the fight it would be... more
...I am wondering why you visualize Tom McLaury, who the Earps claim was armed with a pistol and actually attempted to use it, trying to get a rifle off of Billy's horse?
If Tom had a pistol, with ... more
When I first started the project I didn't know who fired the first shots. So I just left everyone's hands at their sides, then continued on with the rest of the fight. After the fist two shots the t... more
...to reject Kehoe's testimony, I think you might examine it again. He is an excellent position to see what happened in the street. He cannot see into the lot as he is in front of Bauer's, but the Ear... more
...with Judge Lucas this time. Is there anyone I don't have a problem with? It's 4:00 am so can't sleep and might as well read.
I am not looking at the picture of the Gird building right now but se... more
I'm ok with Lucas for the most part.
He sees Billy firing his gun from the corner of the little house and has the fight ending when Billy is disabled. Fits in well enough with the rest of the testim... more
...I would not like to be the defendant and have you as a juror. I'd like to think a juror would expect more of of a witness than to determine 'that's okay,' or 'good enough.'
What he says he see... more
That made me lol :-)
I've never considered the fight from a legal standpoint. I'll leave that for the lawyers.
When Lucas gets to the door, Billy is already at the corner of the little house. Lu... more
...never left his chair until he heard the first two shots. The first shot would have been the duel shots fired at the same time by Doc and Morgan, so close they sounded as one. The second one he hear... more