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Nation IN BRIEF: TEXAS

Jesse James Remains Exhumed for Tests

May 31, 2000|From Times Wire Reports

The remains of a man some believe was Jesse James were exhumed in Granbury, Texas, for genetic testing to settle claims that the infamous outlaw died in Texas 69 years later than history books say. The widely accepted view is that James was shot and killed by Robert Ford, a member of his own gang, on April 3, 1882, in St. Joseph, Mo., his home state. Many people in Granbury believe James faked his death in Missouri and lived in Texas until 1951.

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