All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

All told, Billy the Kid is said to have killed a total of 21 men, one for each of the years of his life, though this number is often regarded as inaccurate and exaggerated.

On April 9, after two days of testimony, McCarty (Billy the Kid) was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff Brady, the only conviction ever secured against any of the combatants in the Lincoln County War.

On April 9, after two days of testimony, McCarty (Billy the Kid) was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff Brady, the only conviction ever secured against any of the combatants in the Lincoln County War.

July 14 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett (pictured) shoots Henry McCarty, popularly known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico. Garrett, who had been tracking the Kid for three months after the gunslinger had escaped from prison only days before his scheduled execution, got a tip that Billy was holed up with friends. While Billy was gone, Garrett waited in the dark in his bedroom. When Billy entered, Garrett shot him to death.

July 14 1881, Sheriff Pat Garrett (pictured) shoots Henry McCarty, popularly known as Billy the Kid, to death at the Maxwell Ranch in New Mexico. Garrett, who had been tracking the Kid for three months after the gunslinger had escaped from prison only days before his scheduled execution, got a tip that Billy was holed up with friends. While Billy was gone, Garrett waited in the dark in his bedroom. When Billy entered, Garrett shot him to death.

Billy the Kid Wanted Poster. Change to "Wanted" and put "Reward" where "Dead or Alive" is.

Billy the Kid Wanted Poster. Change to "Wanted" and put "Reward" where "Dead or Alive" is.

Extremely rare photo of Billy when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880.  Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him.   Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head.  One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

Extremely rare photo of Billy when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880. Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him. Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head. One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.

Billy the Kid - 1880

Billy the Kid - 1880

Abandoned church near Billy The Kid's Grave in Ft. Sumner, NM

Abandoned church near Billy The Kid's Grave in Ft. Sumner, NM

Pat Garrett, lawman who killed Billy the Kid

Pat Garrett, lawman who killed Billy the Kid

Put together: A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch in 2011 for $2.3million

Put together: A new photo purporting to show Billy the Kid (left) has emerged. The only verified picture of the Western outlaw was sold to billionaire William Koch in 2011 for $2.3million

Doc Scurlock ... gunfighter, cowboy, outlaw, associate of Billy the Kid and a key participant in the Bloody Lincoln County War.  In 1880 he gave away his guns, moved to Tascosa where he settled down with a new wife and growing family. Eventually moving to Eastland County in 1919, Scurlock opened a candy store where he quietly lived out his remaining years, afraid he was still wanted by the law in NM.

Doc Scurlock ... gunfighter, cowboy, outlaw, associate of Billy the Kid and a key participant in the Bloody Lincoln County War. In 1880 he gave away his guns, moved to Tascosa where he settled down with a new wife and growing family. Eventually moving to Eastland County in 1919, Scurlock opened a candy store where he quietly lived out his remaining years, afraid he was still wanted by the law in NM.

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