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    N.M. governor mulls pardon for Billy the Kid

    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.

  • Susannah Floyd Garrett, left, and her brother Jarvis Patrick Garrett, grandchildren of frontier lawman Pat Garrett, pose for photos Thursday, July 29, 2010 at the La Posada Hotel in Santa Fe, N.M. 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. (AP Photo/Sergio Salvador)

    New Mexico governor considers pardon for Billy the Kid

    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering granting a posthumous pardon to Billy the Kid, angering descendants of his rival, frontier lawman Pat Garrett, who call it an insult to recognize such a violent outlaw.

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  • Gale Cooper, an amateur historian who lives near Albuquerque, said a pardon by  Mr. Richardson would be the "culmination of the hoax that contended Pat Garrett was a nefarious killer and Billy was not buried in his grave."

    New Mexico governor considers pardon for Billy the Kid →

  • Gale Cooper, an amateur historian who lives near Albuquerque, said a pardon by Mr. Richardson would be the "culmination of the hoax that contended Pat Garrett was a nefarious killer and Billy was not buried in his grave."

    N.M. governor mulls pardon for Billy the Kid →

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