Billy The Kid

December 31, 2010 by  

Billy The Kid, The governor of New Mexico (USA), Bill Richardson, completed his term after midnight without forgiving the gunman Henry McCarty, who is credited with a score of killings.

The sheriff Patt Garrett killed with a bullet to “Billy the Kid” in July 1881, just months after the offender, who had been hanged, escaped from Lincoln County jail and murdered his escape two officers of the law.

The saga of Billy the Kid “, which has material for a large number of magazines and comics, controversy continued after his death about whether the governor of what was then the Territory of New Mexico, Lew Wallace, had promised a pardon in exchange for his testimony about the killings he had witnessed.

Richardson said that after studying the case concluded that the facts of the case do not justify the claim of the outlaw.

During the past eight years, the governor had received dozens of letters asking forgiveness from the criminal also known as Henry Antrim “and” William H. Bonney, “their names.

The alleged promise of a pardon from Wallace was referring specifically to the alleged involvement of “Billy” in the 1878 murder of police chief William Brady, an agent suspected of belonging to a rival faction in the Wars of the County Lincoln in New Mexico.

Governor Richardson concluded his term and handed control to Susana Martinez, winner of the elections on November 2.

During consideration of the case, Richardson had said that the evaluation was “important not only for what it means keeping one’s word, but also in relation to the rich historical record of the Old American West, in which New Mexico had a unique place” .

The descendants of Wallace and Garrett opposed the pardon and said that the governor never gave a pardon to fugitive in exchange for testifying at trial.

The fascination with the character of “Billy the Kid”, a boy is unknown exact date of his birth, it is believed that between 1859 and 1861 – and died in 1881, after a brilliant career criminal has been captured by the Hollywood industry.

Coming from a poor family, he began a 14-year conspiracy when he was orphaned. First it was petty theft that led him to spend short stays in jail and was associated with some known criminals of the era.

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