More Billy the Kid

14 Jul

Pat Browning asked about Billy the Kid’s body, DNA, and a possible exhumation. A lawsuit was filed a year or so ago because apparently evidence that Dr. Henry Lee collected—blood from the bench where Billy bled to death–wasn’t made public. Also there are ongoing arguments over whether Billy’s body could be exhumed–to see if it really is Billy’s body. The legend remains cloudy. Here are a few articles on this case:

Santa Fe New Mexican


Tucson Weekly


Posted by on July 14, 2009 in On This Day


2 responses to “More Billy the Kid

  1. Pat Browning

    July 14, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks for the update. The news stories are fascinating. I forwarded the Tucson Weekly story to my brother, who is a district judge in Oklahoma and a “fan” of Brushy Billy.

    Pat Browning


  2. Teresa Reasor

    July 15, 2009 at 6:05 am

    I love all this. I have a friend who writes westerns and I’ve forwarded your blog to her.

    I’ve seen both the movies you mentioned. There was another movie I remember seeing years ago that depicted Billy living in Arizona years after the shooting. He had scars from bullet wounds to prove his story.

    Was it the end of Young Guns that I’m thinking of? Possibly.




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