Archives for April 2012

James Casey heads to jail

As soon as James Casey had fired the shot that would kill James King, deputy sheriff Layfayette M. Byrne and Peter Wrightman joined him. Wrightman, along with Edward McGowan had just walked up Washington Street to be out of the way when the shooting occurred and seemed to be perfectly aware of the intended assault. As soon as Casey picked up the cloak he dropped, he headed toward city hall with Wrightman and Byrne. Along the way Casey gave the deputy a gold mounted derringer pistol, apparently … [Read more...]