Didn’t Have A Prayer George Wilson called out to God, and then…

Virgil Earp.

A Prescott, Arizona Territory posse was after George Wilson and his pal.  They’d murdered a man in October 1877.  Virgil Earp was deputized—his first time as a lawman.  When the posse caught up with the badmen, Wilson burst into prayer: “O Lord, have mercy on me, a poor, drunken, worthless damned son of a bitch.”

Apparently, the prayer didn’t work.  Wilson was hit in the head by a bullet (possible fired by Earp) almost as soon as the words were out of his mouth.  He died two days later.

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