SHOOTING AFFRAY AT FIERRO CAMP HAS FATAL END
Albuquerque Journal > December 15, 1915
T. C. Alsup, a Miner, held to answer for homicide of Roy Gibbs; wife of slayer detained as witness
Silver City, New Mexico, Dec. 14 > T. C. Alsup, a miner, is a prisoner in the county jail, together with his wife, Mrs. Grace Alsup, and Roy Gibbs, a teamster, is dead as the result of a fatal shooting affray which occurred yesterday at the Fierro mining camp. Alsup admits the shooting of Gibbs, but claims he shot the man in self-defense, following the discovery of Gibbs in his home, when he returned there unexpectedly from the mine, where he was working. His story is borne out by his wife. Alsup surrendered immediately after the shooting and was given a hearing at Fierro, being held under $1,000 bond to await the action of the grand jury. His wife also was held as a witness, unable to furnish bond. Both were ordered committed to jail. Alsup is suffering from tuberculosis in an advance stage. It is probable a writ of habeas corpus will be issued to obtain release as well as the release of his wife.