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    Tombstone Murder Trial: Documents Signed by Prominent Lawmen. Archive of seven court documents related to the October 1890 murder trial of William Roberts, a resident of Tombstone, Arizona Territory. We do not know the particulars of this case; however, it appears that Roberts was a friend of William McLaury, brother of alleged cattle rustlers Tom & Frank McLaury who were both killed at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Some of these documents are signed by famous lawmen. 1) District Court of the First Judicial District of Graham County, October 15, 1890 affidavit for witness named Taylor, a resident of Tombstone. 2) list of potential bondsmen, their assets and allowances applied toward bail, dated October 22, 1890 and written in pencil. 3) four ledger pages spliced together, being a $5000 bail bond in favor of William Roberts, dated August 13, 1890. 4) October 22, 1890 subpoena for Al Babcock and William J. Roberts to produce "Cress's wire stretcher", signed by Sheriff William Whalen. 5) October 3, 1890 subpoena for William Breckinridge, signed by Sheriff William Whalen and Deputy Sheriff E. A. Cutter. 6) October 15, 1890 subpoena for Deputy Sheriff Taylor of Cochise County, signed by Sheriff John H. Slaughter, Deputy Sheriff Hugh Taylor and endorsed by Judge Richard E. Sloan. Sheriff Whalen [see previous items] led the posse that pursued the perpetrators of the Wham Paymaster Robbery of 1889 while Judge Sloan presided over the trial which ended in a not-guilty verdict. 7) October 4, 1890 subpoena for T. W. Johnson, signed by Sheriff William O. "Buckey" O'Neill. A friend of the Earps, O'Neill was a reporter for the "Tombstone Epitaph". He later joined Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders during the Spanish American War and was killed in action.

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