Weapons In The Court? A claim that the Earps and Holliday had guns during their hearing.

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Judge Wells Spicer

Will McLaury, brother of the late Frank and Tom first attended the Spicer Hearing into the OK Corral gunfight on November 4, 1881. In a letter, he expressed astonishment to see the defendants armed to the teeth in the courtroom. But nobody else made that observation. It would have been illegal for them to carry in town, now that none of them wore a badge. And Judge Wells Spicer would not have allowed anyone to carry weapons in his court—especially not the Earps and Holliday. It’s likely that Will McLaury embellished his observations.

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