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A Botched Hanging

A Botched Hanging

Tom Ketchum lost his head during the execution. April 26, 1901. Outlaw Tom Ketchum is hanged in Clayton, NM. In August 1899, Ketchum tried to...

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A Botched Hanging

He Lost His Head

Tom Ketchum’s hanging went wrong. April 26, 1901. Outlaw Tom Ketchum is hanged in Clayton, NM for the crime of train robbery. He was Incorrectly...

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A Daring Escape

A Daring Escape

The Kid gets out of jail. April 28, 1881. Billy the Kid was being held in the Lincoln County Courthouse; he was sentenced to hang for the murder of...

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Wanted: Dead

Wanted: Dead

An Arizona policy paid less for captured outlaws. Stagecoach robbers became such a menace on Arizona’s Black Canyon Road (today’s Interstate 17)...

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