• Dennis McCaslin

He Hung 'Em High - Aaron Wilson, Gibson Ishtanubbee, William Leach, Orpheus McGee, Isham Seely


Five murderers went to the gallows inthe Western Distrioct of Arkansas on April 21, 1876: Gibson Ishtanubbee, William Leach, Orpheus McGee, Isham Seeley, Aaron Wilson


With a motive of robbery, Gibson Ishtanubbee and Isham Seely murdered a white farmer and his housekeeper on May 10, 1873.


William Leech also killed to rob his victim. He murdered his traveling companion on March 8, 1875, as they rode through the Cherokee Nation.


When Orpheus McGee shot and killed Robert Alexander on April 20, 1874, he said he did so for revenge. McGee claimed that Alexander had murdered a friend of his.


On October 12, 1875, Aaron Wilson killed James Harris with an axe and then shot and killed Harris' 12 year old son. Again, the motive was theft.





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