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By Julie Peavey Alexander

In February 1909, a former usa Deputy Marshal is murdered close to Ada, Oklahoma, by means of a cold-blooded assassin.

His homicide is one of the that has happened in a county during which voters live between at the least twenty assassins for rent. under months after the marshal’s loss of life, 4 males who've been arrested for his homicide are lynched by means of a mob of voters. in the course of the evening on April 19, 1909, the mob breaks into the jailhouse in Ada, overpowers the deputies on accountability, and binds the prisoners’ palms with baling cord. They then lead the accused to an deserted livery solid and dangle every one from the rafters. not able to depend on justice in the course of the executive because of a defective courtroom process and jurors who're afraid to convict for worry of retaliation on their lives, the mob takes at the function as pass judgement on, jury, and executioner.

If ever there a case deserving of vigilante justice, this is often it.

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