Jerry Prather
Seems like I've been here before
Sat May 01, 7:42

After actually starting to read Steve Gatto's page, it did appear to be familiar, especially those brown lines that run thru the testimony. I probably forgot about it because it wasn't complete. Also, my memory ain't that great. Still what's there is very worthwhile. Behan's and Claiborne's testimony are there too and I will be checking those out.

Some things from Fuller's testimony: He "saw Tom McLowry pass through an open space in Fly's building...saw Ike Clanton pass right out a head of Tom." This sounds like he is saying Tom was in Fly's building, but is he referring to the empty lot as the open space. Earlier he calls the lot, which he is standing in it, the "alley-way". If so, he is saying Ike left the lot before Tom did. Tom was still in the lot when Ike was heading out of it and into Fly's. If so, then Tom did not start running down to Third Street after the first two shots. I've read that when Fuller said Frank was the guy fooling with the horse this was likely a mistake made by the person transcribing the testimony. However, Fuller seems certain about it "Frank McLowry himself tried to get the gun, he was fooling with the horse". Also a minor thing about Billy's horse. He locates "Billy's horse to the left of him".

Grateful for any crumb that falls my way,

    • Turner's crumbsBob Cash, Fri Apr 30 15:32
      If you look closer, Jerry, I'm afraid we'll all have to rely on Turner's crumbs for almost everything past Wes's testimony. Steve, for some reason, did not complete the painfully boring, time consumin... more
      • Seems like I've been here before — Jerry Prather, Sat May 01 7:42
        • ps: Fly's open spaceJerry Prather, Sat May 01 13:03
          Trying to make sense of Fuller's testimony is a real mission impossible. Going by what's in Turner "He tells of the space between Fly's and other building, and says he saw Tom McLaury there" it sounds... more
        • Re: Seems like I've been here beforeBob Cash, Sat May 01 12:48
          Wes is a hard one to understand, some of his testimony being close to nonsensical. He admits he had been drinking heavily during the two previous days, but says he had not drunk a thing by 2PM on the ... more
          • The Pure Prairie League Moves To Arizonagobs, Sun May 02 2:21
            Thanks, Bob ... I'm getting the hang of this malarkey ... loathe as I am to mount [from whatever side] this eternal merry-go-round, certain things drive me to it ... resorting to mild character assas... more
          • Wes makes sense!Jerry Prather, Sat May 01 13:15
            I am glad to learn Wes said something that actually made sense and had a chance of occurring in the real world. Now I can take the rest of the day off. Jerry
            • No, I take that back.Jerry Prather, Sat May 01 13:40
              I still don't believe him. Now things are back to normal. Jerry
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