Killin’ Killeen

May Killeen

Chambermaid May Killeen was a beautiful woman. She had many suitors, including Tombstone’s most colorful bachelor, Buckskin Frank Leslie. Unfortunately, May was married. On the evening of June 22, 1880, her husband Mike spied his wife engrossed in an intimate conversation with Leslie on the porch of the Cosmopolitan Hotel. He fired a shot at close range, creasing Leslie’s scalp. Jumping to his feet, Leslie tussled with his assailant, grasping the gun and killing Mike Killeen.  On July 5, May married Leslie at the Cosmopolitan Hotel.

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