Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry Fountain (Google eBook)
Winner of the Best Book Award from the Wild West History Association, 2008.
On a cold February evening in 1896, prominent attorney Col. Albert Jennings Fountain and his eight-year-old son Henry disappeared near the White Sands of New Mexico. The governor called in both the Pinkerton Agency and Pat Garrett, killer of Billy the Kid, to investigate. The evidence pointed at three men, former deputies William McNew, James Gililland, and Oliver Lee. These three men, however, were very close to powerful ex-judge, lawyer, and politician Albert B. Fall, said by some to be the mastermind behind the plot to kill Fountain.
During the trial, Albert Fall defended the accused men. Missing witnesses plagued the prosecution, and armed supporters of the defendants packed the courtroom, intimidating others. The verdict: not guilty. The bodies of Albert Fountain and his young son Henry still lie in an unmarked grave, the location of which remains a mystery. Corey Recko tells for the first time the complete story of the Fountains and, through extensive research, reconstructs what really happened to them and who the likely killers were.
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Review: Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry FountainUser Review - Megan - Goodreads
Really well researched. Read full review
Review: Murder on the White Sands: The Disappearance of Albert and Henry FountainUser Review - Katrin - Goodreads
This book is interesting to New Mexicans in our centennial year of statehood and might be good resource material for the Fountain murders. Its best point is that it illustrates some of the reasons why ... Read full review
13 The Trial
14 Jack Maxwell Testifies
15 Garrett Takes the Stand
16 The Prosecution Closes
17 The Defense and Rebuttal
18 Closing Arguments and the Verdict
19 In Conclusion