That's close to what happened, the official story at the time. Decades later a witness came forward and established that Alfalfa was murdered in cold blood. You can read here all about the mystery surrounding the death of Alfalfa.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Death of Our Gang's Alfalfa
Teresa Bain writes: "My mother, who now lives in Brandon, FL., was Alfalfa's cousin. She told me how Alfalfa died. This is the story, according to the family... someone OWED money to Alfalfa and he went to get it. Alfalfa was drunk at the time. Alfalfa confronted the guy and the guy pulled out a gun. Alfalfa only had a knife. According to the family, Alfalfa was shot over a debt of only $50.00. My mother told me she hated Alfalfa because he was so mean to her."