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'Stories Of The Century'
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Myra Maybelle Shirley Reed Starr, better known as Belle Starr , was a notorious American outlaw. She was murdered on February 3, 1889.
For the last two-plus years of her life, she took on a series of lovers with colorful names, including Jack Spaniard, Jim French and Blue Duck, after which, in order to keep her residence on Indian land, she married a relative of Sam Starr, Jim July Starr, who was some 15 years her junior.
On February 3, 1889, two days before her 41st brithday, the outlaw queen met her own tragic end. She was riding home from a neighbor's house when she was ambushed while eating a piece of cornbread. After she fell off her horse, she was shot again to make sure she was dead. Her death resulted from shotgun wounds to the back and neck and in the shoulder and face.
There were no witnesses and no one was ever convicted of the deadly crime. Suspects with apparent motive included her new husband and both of her children.
I thought it made for a nice coda on this theme to finish it off with one of the "ladies"....