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Tom Horn

Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter Tom Horn

Profession: Old West Lawman, Outlaw and Bounty Hunter

United States of America

Biography: One of the most cold-blooded killers of the Wild West. During the late 1880s, he worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency as a bounty hunter, but was forced to resign after he was linked to 17 murders, and became a killer-for-hire.

Born: November 21, 1860
Birthplace: Scotland County, Missouri, USA
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 20, 1903 (aged 42)
Cause of Death: Execution by hanging

Historical Events

  • 1902-10-10 American outlaw Tom Horn's murder trial begins, and he is eventually found guilty and sentenced to death

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