The Truth Will Out John Behan helped fund the prosecution of the Earps and Holliday.

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Sheriff John Behan

Mid-November 1881.  Sheriff John Behan testifies at the Earp-Holliday hearing into the OK Corral shootout.  Under cross-examination, he has a fair number of memory losses, saying he doesn’t remember certain conversations and incidents.  He also says that he has contributed nothing toward the prosecution of the case.  Not true.  More than 100 years later, it’s discovered that Behan guaranteed a loan to Ike Clanton, who brought the charges against the defendants and provided most of the money for the prosecution.

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