The posse rode day and night to catch the most wanted outlaw before he got to the Big River.
The sight of a huge single oak tree and a bullet in him made the old desperado shiver.
A makeshift noose was placed around his neck and someone slapped his horse on the rump.
The tree seemed to groan for him as his shaking body dropped with a deadly thump.
The deputy lawmen cheered watching his last muscles quiver.