Post by Scot B email@example.com on Jun 16, 2017 19:28:41 GMT -5
Pat Garrett didn't kill the Kid ..First thing Lew Wallace would of wanted was proof of the Kids death.When outlaws were captured or killed at that time .The first thing they did was display the body and take a picture .Neither happened with the Kids supose body.
One of the men with Garrett is recorded as say "Pat you shot the wrong man". killed at night in the dark and buried the next day..
hard to believe the most famous outlaw in the arizona teritory was so quickly handled... I think Lew Wallace was a man of his word to a extent and conjoured up a way to pardon Billy without the public knowing...I think Garrett ,the Kid and Wallace as well as the two with garett and a few others were in on it..Those that loved Billy would of wanted what was best for Billy and they played their part well and gave Bill a chance at life...
I think the meeting between Garret and the Kids brother joe was to explaine the plan and keep the ledgend alive..The state of new mexico would lose money if the truth ever surfaced thats why the current governor would not or has not issued that pardon.Because he cant issue a pardon to a well protected lie that didn't actually die. They will never assist to prove the truth because it would shift history away in parts to Hico Texas.......
I've not made up my mind one way or the other, but I do not buy the theory that Billy and Garrett were somehow in on the fix together, either with the escape from Lincoln or a faked death, nor do I think that Billy walked thru Ft Sumner alone at night with only a knife. Tom & Charlie were dead and based on his track record, wouldn't BTK have been not only armed, but also chomping at the bit for revenge? Especially if he heard Garrett and co. were in town? The whole story of that night just doesn't add up, I can accept that Billy was shot by Garrett but I have trouble believing he was taken by surprise. I can accept that Billy got away, but have trouble believing that it was a fix or even a cover up, there were too many people there to keep it hidden for this long. Not to mention, even if Billy sees his chance to get away clean, what about getting even? The LCW was one thing, but two friends being ambushed & killed is something else entirely. Just rambling I guess...what a profound mystery...
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Thanks JMR and welcome to the board. Everyone has their own insight into all of it and it's always interesting and helpful to read another point of view. Activity on the board seems to ebb and flow and right now it's more on the ebb side but I'm sure it'll get busy again soon. As soon as someone posts something that stirs the response of a few others.
Post by alessandro on Jan 22, 2018 15:17:32 GMT -5
Hallo, I'm new to this forum, I've just signed because I'm really interested in BTK's story. The Pat Garret's story doesn't make sense to me. Why Billy stayed in New Mexico with a death sentence on him? After the first killing in Arizona he run away for thousand of miles. After the end of the Lincoln county's war he went to Texas to come back only with the hope of a pardon. Why didn't he go to Mexico, or Texas or California where he would be a free man? 6 months before Pat Garrett's posse found and shot him in Fort Sumner (Tom O'Folliard was killed); why to go to a place where he was already intercepted by the law? And is it possible Pat Garrett, Poe and McKinney stayed in Fort Sumner for a day and he didn't know anything? Didn't he have an informer in the town? If Pat Garrett's story is real, BTK was really stupid. But I don't think he was such an idiot.