Thursday, February 21, 2008
Today, Fox News reminds us that an individual who claims to be the great-grandson of the legendary Billy the Kid (a.k.a. William H. Bonney, Henry McCarty or Kid Antrim) has been trying for years to get his long-dead ancestor a pardon. Of course, the Kid was convicted in 1881 for the murder of Sheriff William Brady, but broke out of jail before the hangman could get to him. Bert Garcia (who says he is related) spoke to Gov. Bill Richardson about the matter of clemency personally and Richardson agreed to consider it. Read about it here and even more about it here.
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