Forensics, 1880’s style

Massad Ayoob has an article on his blog, referring to his latest column in the current issue of American Handgunner magazine, about Elfego Baca, the famous (or should that be notorious?) New Mexico lawman, lawyer and all-round badass.

Mas recounts an incident where – I’m sorry, I can’t resist putting it like this – “Baca used caca” to help convict a wanted man.  I won’t spoil the details by repeating them here.  Go read his article, and then his column.  Both are interesting and informative.


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