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|We can see that Van Duyn wasted little time in taking over the upstairs of the bank, including Frank's corner office. Written on the front: "Caldwell, Idaho, December 22, 1906. The offices marked with a X are my law offices. Owen W. VanDuyn."|
|The core of the prosecution team was, L to R: William Borah; Owen M. Van Duyn, county attorney of Canyon County (standing); William A. Stone representing the Steunenberg Family & other Caldwell interests; and James Hawley.—From Big Trouble.|
So was it perjury or was Van Duyn acting legally within the sworn duty of his office? And what about the subsequent apprehension of Haywood, Pettibone and Moyer in Colorado by Idaho authorities and transport by train back to Boise to stand trial? Kidnapping or a legal arrest? What is your opinion? More to come.
|I have not researched to any degree, but I am guessing the card is addressed to Owen's sister in Oregon where many of the Van Duyn's resided and had attended school.|