this day in crime history: july 14, 1881

On this date in 1881, Henry McCarty, aka William Bonney, aka Henry Antrim, aka Billy the Kid (his most famous alias), was shot and killed by Sheriff Pat Garret in Fort Sumner, NM.

Further reading:

Wikipedia: Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid Outlaw Gang

About Billy the Kid

TruTV’s Crime Library: Henry McCarty: The Wild West’s “Billy The Kid”

Find a Grave: William “Billy The Kid” Bonney(this site puts the date of his death on July 15th, which is incorrect; the coroner’s inquest was held on the 15th)

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