Ed Tewksbury

It was the last act of Arizona’s Pleasant Valley War—the killing of feudist Tom Graham, allegedly by his longtime enemy Ed Tewksbury (photo) in 1892. Tewksbury was tried and convicted—but defense counsel Tom Fitch wasn’t done. Fitch, who also defended the Earps and Doc Holliday in the OK Corral shootout hearing, moved that the decision be thrown out because Tewksbury had never offered a plea at the start of trial. His motion was granted. The second trial resulted in a hung jury; the case not retried after that.

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