“You Got Me!”

outlaw shot

In Westerns when a bad guy is shot, he invariably dies a clean death, i.e. quickly and neatly. But in real life mortally wounded outlaws could sometimes take days to die, even months. Outlaw Bill Leonard received a gutshot wound during an attempted robbery of the Benson stage in March of 1880, then rode 400 miles while being chased by a posse and wheezed around Hachita, New Mexico until he was put out of his misery by the Haslett brothers in November, almost eight months later

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