Taking The Law Into Their Own Hands Citizens ended the criminal career of Nick Worthington

Cimarron, NM.

June 18, 1878. A group of men spot outlaw Nick Worthington outside the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM. They order him to surrender; Worthington attempts to run but is stopped (permanently) by a bullet to the back. At the time, the bad guy was wanted for stealing government mules and killing two black soldiers in Texas.

Interestingly, there’s very little info on Worthington, even from newspapers of the time.  If he was trying to put his name in Old West annals, the outlaw failed.

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