Earp is forced with the help of Mr. Cousin to go into the rough Bushwacker area to track down a man wanted for murder. The man says he is innocent and Earp begins to question his guilt when the man never attempts to kill him or Rr. Cousin.
Farrell Gillam has cheated his partner Denver Jones and Turner Ashby out of their winnings in a poker game. Ashby comes into Gillam and Jones office to take his share as Gillam and Jones argue. As Ashby leaves Jones takes advantage of the incident to shoot Gillam in the back killing him but frames Ashby with the murder. Doc Fabrique notices the ragged wound was created by a bullet which entered the body tumbling from a worn gun barrel. Earp is forced to go into the rough Bushwacker area where Ashby lives with the loan of Mr. Cousin from the Army. On the trail he finds Mr. Cousin tied up by Ashby but unharmed. Ashby escapes from a cave later without harming them but steals Mr. Cousin's horse due to his being lame. They track Ashby to his home where he has left Mr. Cousin's horse. Based on Ashby's unwillingness to harm them and new gun, Earp returns to Wichita with Mr. Cousin who broke his leg in an accident thinking Ashby may be innocent as he claims. He finds Jones' gun which has a ...Written by
The greatest factor in Wyatt Earp's career as a Western Marshal was his intelligence. He could shoot quick but he could think faster. Earp was a rough and ready psychologist who studied his adversaries while other frontier Marshals had no idea but to shoot them down. Unfortunately, the gunfighters, cowboys and outlaws of Wichita in 1875 seldom appreciated Marshal Earp's intellectual methods, and his friends warned him that it was much safer to shoot first and think afterwards. In the case of ...
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