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 

One thought on “this day in crime history: july 14, 1881

  1. John D.:
    —Weird how some people place he word “legend” to this outlaw.
    (didn’t even his 22nd birthday)
    The story about Garrett getting stiffed for the bounty was very interesting…and he eventually made out pretty damn well.

    Good post.

    Stay safe out there.

    Like

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