September 24, 2011
In 1887, Ned Christie was accused of murdering a Fort Smith (Sebastian County) U.S. deputy marshal. Finally, after almost five years of trying, a posse of twenty-two men, including these five, killed Christie at a shootout at his home in 1892. The posse attached his body to a wood plank and took it to Fayetteville (Washington County) and Fort Smith, where it was displayed to the public and photographed. Christie was eventually cleared of the deputys murder.