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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.
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On December 11th, 2005 10:36 am (UTC), nam_erehwon_eht commented:
Hi Chris...

Just wanted to say hello to you and send you the best wishes for the holidays...

be well,

Mickey Maschke

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On December 11th, 2005 12:26 pm (UTC), rezendi commented:
Huh. Where's this from?
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On December 11th, 2005 12:28 pm (UTC), drugaddict replied:
washington post
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On December 11th, 2005 11:28 pm (UTC), rezendi replied:

Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works Of Billy The Kid are well worth reading, if you haven't already.
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