Army, falsely claiming that he had been a teamster and had killed an officer with whom he shared a kickback scheme.
He was tried, convicted and hanged again, this time legally, on October 11, 1878 in Giddings, Texas.
The Army caught the Texas drifter and promptly court-martialed and locked him up at Camp Stambaugh in.
His conversion at the end of his life kinda surprised me.
Longley later claimed that Wilson was killed and buried in Brazos County in the spring of 1870, even though there is some evidence that he was killed in Falls County in 1874.
The impact of his behavior on his aged and heartbroken parents in Bell County, who did not attend the trial or visit him in jail, weighed heavily on him.