ERNEST TALKS: How the Judge’s Brother got away with MURDER

12/17/2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
McFarland State Park
24 Ruggles St Florence Arizona 85132

On the evening of Friday, June 24, 1892, W. Wood Porter was riding his bicycle on Main Street in Florence when he was shot and killed by a drunken and enraged Frank Kibbey. Kibbey was the brother of a territorial Supreme Court Justice, which helped transform a seemingly straightforward case into a sensational trial. Dr. Hietter, who is currently a professor of history at Mesa Community College, will discuss the case and the way the behavior of those involved reflected Victorian-era attitudes about gender roles and behavior