Billy the Kid Not Pardoned

From the New York Times (click on excerpt to go to full story):

At issue was a pardon that Lew Wallace, a territorial governor, apparently offered Billy the Kid in 1879 if the outlaw would testify before a grand jury about a killing he had witnessed. The Kid testified, but Mr. Wallace never followed through.

Mr. Richardson, a history buff who has a replica of Mr. Wallace’s office chair in his desk, said his reading of the historical record convinced him that a pardon was offered, but he said he lacked enough evidence to know why Mr. Wallace had decided against the deal.

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