Thursday, February 21, 2008

New Mexico: Pardon for Billy the Kid?

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.

1 comment:

Arnold said...

billy the kid was of Irish decent
an early descendant of Irish diaspora who arrived in what was known as the new world land of opportunities.he proved his skills with a gun came in very handy in defending what was rightful and truthful against the harsh wrongs of the wild west.he also proved he was very intelligent and educated man for his time in those days.signed arnold devine cork ireland

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