You know, Voltaire said it best: 'To the living we owe respect and to the dead we owe the truth.' " The pair began investigating. They found the grave of a man named John Miller who died in 1930 claiming he was Billy the Kid. They found a blood-covered bench to which the Kid supposedly staggered full of bullet holes in a chicken coop in Albuquerque. They found a DNA lab willing to compare some samples at no charge.
Scholars of the Wild West will tell you that notorious outlaw Billy the Kid shot two sheriff's deputies in 1881 in Lincoln County, N.M., before being gunned down himself on the courthouse steps. Present-day Lincoln County Deputies Steve Sederwall and Tom Sullivan will tell you that the story is a load of horse manure.