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

Find a Grave: William “Billy The Kid” Bonney 

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7 thoughts on “this day in crime history: july 14, 1881

  1. John D:
    O watched he FOX series Legends and Lies and caught the episode about Nilly the Kid…bery interesting figure, and not the one who is frequently portrayed.
    A good watch.

    Stay safe out there.

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  2. The tintype of the Kid shown above was auctioned for $2,000.000 several years ago. A whole lot more than the actual reward that Pat Garret got for shooting him.

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