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By Bill O'Neal

ISBN-10: 1574412906

ISBN-13: 9781574412901

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ISBN-13: 9781574414752

within the early 1900s, households in Scurry and Kent counties in West Texas united in a wedding of fourteen-year-old Gladys Johnson to twenty-one-year-old Ed Sims. Billy Johnson, the daddy, manage Gladys and Ed on a ranch, and the younger couple had daughters. yet Gladys was once headstrong and willful, and Ed drank an excessive amount of, and either sought affection open air their marriage. a bad divorce ensued, and Gladys moved along with her women to her father’s sumptuous ranch apartment, the place she quickly fell in love with famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. whilst Ed attempted to take his daughters for a prearranged Christmas stopover at in 1916, Gladys and her brother Sid shot him useless at the Snyder sq. teeming with consumers. the most effective attorneys in West Texas, pass judgement on Cullen Higgins (son of the previous feudist purple Higgins) controlled to win acquittal for either Gladys and Sid. within the culture of Texas feudists because the 1840s, the Sims relatives sought revenge. Sims’ son-in-law, Gee McMeans, led an assault in Sweetwater and shot Billy Johnson’s bodyguard, Frank Hamer, two times, whereas Gladys—by now Mrs. Hamer—fired at one other murderer. Hamer shot again, killed McMeans, and used to be no-billed prompt via a grand jury gazing the shootout via a window. An try out opposed to Billy Johnson failed, yet a three-man group shotgunned the commonly revered Cullen Higgins. Texas Rangers and different lawmen stuck one of many assassins, extracted a confession, after which triggered his “suicide” in a Sweetwater prison cell.

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