Case 45 - Part 1 - The Death of Billy the Kid

No other historical figure from the Old West has stirred up more controversy and eluded historians and biographers more than Billy the Kid alias William H. Bonney. This young man in his short life has established his place in history and legend, but there is more to the myth there’s the man. Who was Billy the Kid? How did he become a legend? Was he more of a victim of circumstance? In Part 1, that’s what we try to figure out while we separate fact from myth.

“I don’t blame you for writing of me as you have. You had to believe other stories, but then I don’t know if any one would believe anything good of me anyway.”

~ Billy the Kid’s comment to a Las Vegas Gazette reporter (December, 1880)



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