Old West Vignette: Wyatt Earp murders Frank Stilwell



March 20th, 1882 -

Wyatt Earp chased Frank Stilwell over 100 yards over train tracks at the Tucson Train Depot and killed him at point blank range with both barrels of his shotgun.

Wyatt killed this man under the belief that he had been culpable in the murder of his brother, Morgan Earp, although there were no charges nor specific evidence to enforce that belief.

Wyatt Earp and others were indicted for murder in regards to this killing, and you can read the indictment here: https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Grand_Jury_Indictment_for_the_Killing_of_Frank_Stilwell

Join us here on InRange to discuss that killing, along with the irresponsible handling of a city cemetery and more on this Old West Vignette!

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