Tiburcio Vasquez was—and is—regarded as a freedom fighter to at least some folks. But his own people ultimately turned on the California bandit—mostly because he couldn’t keep his libido in check.
Many of his own family members were outraged when Vasquez seduced and impregnated his own niece in the early 1870s. Then he stole the wife of one of his top lieutenants, who began cooperating with the authorities. They captured him in May 1874.
Vasquez was convicted of killing a man during a robbery and hanged on March 19, 1875.