This one-time scout in the Apache wars was hanged in Cheyenne, Wyo., for the alleged murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell on July 18, 1901:
After chasing Geronimo in the Southwest, Tom Horn became a stock detective in Wyoming, which is where he was accused of killing young Willie Nickell, the son of sheepman Kels Nickell. The hired gun later made a controversial confession to U.S. Deputy Marshal Joseph S. LeFors that was pivotal in the conviction of Horn, who was hanged on November 20, 1903.
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