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What exactly has Mister Watson done in Killing Mister Watson?

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The simple answer is we don't know precisely what Mr. Watson has done; his past is shrouded in mystery. All we know is what he claims to have done. And what he claims to have done is killed lots of people: fifty-seven of them, to be precise, if you don't count the legendary Belle Starr, whom Watson is alleged to have gunned down in a land dispute.

Although we can never know for sure if Watson really did murder Belle...

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