A Killer Gets His Frank McNab’s violent streak was turned on him.

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Frank McNab.

Frank McNab (or MacNab) was second in command of The Regulators, the Lincoln County (NM) outfit that tried to settle the score for the murder of cattleman/entrepreneur John Tunstall. Billy the Kid was one of his cohorts.

McNab was involved in the March 1878 killings of Frank Baker and Billy Morton, who allegedly participated in the Tunstall shooting.  When Regulator William McCloskey objected, McNab shot him dead. He was later one of the assassins of Sheriff William Brady and Deputy George Hindman.  But McNab got his soon after; he was killed by opponents on April 29, 1878.

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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman is the features editor for True West Magazine as well as the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph. He also serves as pastor for Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Indiana.