LEFORS, JOSEPH SHELBY (FAMOUS) - Johnson County, Wyoming | JOSEPH SHELBY (FAMOUS) LEFORS - Wyoming Gravestone Photos

Joseph Shelby (Famous) LEFORS

Willow Grove Cemetery
Johnson County,
Wyoming

Birth: Feb. 20, 1865 in Paris, Lamar County, Texas
Death: Oct. 1, 1940 in Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming

LeFors served in several law enforcement capacities, but is most famous for extracting a drunken confession from Tom Horn while he had a newspaper reporter secretly eavesdropping and recording Horn's confession. He used the confession to convict and hang Tom Horn for the killing of fifteen-year-old Willie Nickell.

The confession would not be allowed in court today. Tom Horn was a killer and deserved to be hung, but there is serious doubt thatbhe killed Willie.

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Contributed on 2/11/14 by tomtodd
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Submitted: 2/11/14 • Approved: 2/12/14 • Last Updated: 2/12/14 • R10-G0

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