The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch

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After Tom Ketchum had been sentenced to death for attempting to hold up a railway train, his attorneys argued that the penalty was "cruel and unusual" for the offense charged. The appeal failed and he became the first individual--and the last--ever to be executed for a crime of this sort. He was hanged in 1901; in a macabre ending to his life of crime, his head was torn away by the rope as he fell from the gallows. Tom Ketchum was born in 1863 on a farm near the fringe of the Texas frontier. At the age of nine, he found ...

The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2012, University of North Texas Press, Denton, TX

ISBN-13: 9781574414745

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The Deadliest Outlaws: The Ketchum Gang and the Wild Bunch 2009, University of North Texas Press

ISBN-13: 9781574412703

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