A par­don for Billy the Kid?

Austin American-Statesman - - WORLD & NATION - Com­piled from wire re­ports

SANTA FE — New Mex­ico Gov. Bill Richardson is con­sid­er­ing grant­ing a post­hu­mous par­don to Billy the Kid, an­ger­ing de­scen­dants of Pat Gar­rett who call it an in­sult to rec­og­nize such a vi­o­lent out­law. Three of the late law­man’s grand­chil­dren sent a let­ter to Richardson this week say­ing such a par­don would rep­re­sent an “in­ex­cus­able defama­tion” of Gar­rett.

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