Tom Gaumer
Murder with malice?
Sat Nov 12, 2022 21:24


Behaan says Virgil said "there were "a lot of sons of bitches in town looking for a fight.{Does sons of bitches indicate some malice?}

"I said to him (Virgil) "You had better disarm the crowd."

He (Virgil ) said he would not, that he would give them a chance to make a fight. {If Virgil intended to survive the fight, is he not saying he will kill them? Murder with malice?

Then there is this from Judge Spicer, "In view of these controversies between Wyatt Earp and Isac Claanton and Thomas McLaury, and in further view of the quarel between Isac Clanton and J.H. Holliday, I am of the opinion that the defendant,Virgil Earp, as chief of police, subsequently calling upon Wyatt Earp and J.H. Holliday to assist him in arresting and disarming the Clantons and McLaurys--committed an injudicious and censurable act..."
Looks like Spicer recognized some likely malice.

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  • Re: Remember Mrs. King also testified as to VirgilsBob Cash, Sat Nov 12 2022 15:34
    So,Tom, while Mrs. King's testimony tends to lend credence to Fallehy's, why would Behan testify to a different statement from Virgil that, while still injudicious, was not an indication of murder wit... more
    • Murder with malice? — Tom Gaumer, Sat Nov 12 2022 21:24
    • Hi, Bob...Joyce A. Aros, Sat Nov 12 2022 16:17
      ...I think the answer to that is the difference in the two men. I often like to argue that you can read between the lines without altering the record and that is the way I tend to look at this situation.... more