Joyce A. Aros
Paul/ thank you for your input...
Thu Jul 14, 9:08 this really becomes a convoluted discussion at times.
I do not see Ike's admission of a conspiracy with Wyatt & Co. over the Benson stage talk. I see Ike relating from his point of view what the conversation consisted of and the wording that he did not agree to anything other than to speak with Wyatt again (about?) but apparently that did not happen.

That is hardly a confession of partnership in a conspiracy. He is only relating what took place and that the discussion was not totally settled. Let's not forget that the FIRST person to approach Ike on the subject was the talkative Doc Holliday and Ike rejected him. This might well have forced Wyatt & Co. to follow through as the Genie was out of the bottle.

  • unravelingpaul j, Thu Jul 14 7:31
    Ike's unraveling of the prosecution case was what he said under cross-examination. So, in effect, it was the Defense team that elicited his most damaging testimony - the nature of his conspiracy with... more
    • Re: unravelingB.J., Thu Jul 14 21:43
      Thank Paul. That is an improved clarification of my previous post.
    • Paul/ thank you for your input... — Joyce A. Aros, Thu Jul 14 9:08
      • Re: Paul/ thank you for your input...B.J., Wed Aug 03 23:11
        As Paul has indicated, Ike’s problem was subjecting himself to cross examination by the defense and devolving into off-script diatribes.
        • BJ/ off script?Joyce A. Aros, Thu Aug 04 6:29
          Ike's testimony, according to my reading ability, consisted of questions from the Defense and direct answers from the witness, Ike Clanton. I am not aware of a written script referred to; fill me in on... more
          • Re: BJ/ off script?B.J., Fri Aug 05 2:00
            Joyce, do you really believe that Ike chose to provide testimony without being advised and prepped by the prosecution attorney’s? I think you're taking “off-script” a little too literally. You don’t... more
            • BJ/ you are quite right...Joyce A. Aros, Fri Aug 05 5:31
              I did take your comment too literally, but I wanted to make clear how badly the Prosecution lawyers handled the whole presentation. My newest book out is an extension of Turner's examination of the... more