By W.C. Jameson
Billy the child: past the Grave strains the lifetime of this well-known desperado via his function within the Lincoln County conflict, the alleged killing by means of Sheriff Pat Garrett, Billy's get away, and his existence for the following sixty-nine years. In 1948, an outdated guy named William Henry Roberts was once faced with facts that he used to be Billy the child. at the beginning he denied his id, yet reluctantly admitted who he used to be. in keeping with taped interviews with Roberts, new proof found within the Nineties, and complex photograph comparability expertise by way of the FBI, the belief that Roberts was once Billy the child earnings aid.
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Roberts felt guilty about his friend’s death. Earlier that year in Roswell, he met O’Folliard’s uncle, a man named Cook, who wanted his nephew to leave the outlaws and come home. The Kid, however, insisted that O’Folliard remain, telling him he was badly needed. Several days later, on December 23, with snow on the ground, the Regulators arrived at an old rock house at Stinking Springs. Deciding to spend the night in the abandoned structure, they led two of the horses inside to help protect them from the cold.
In the meantime, Sheriff Brady had been issued warrants for the arrest of Billy Bonney for cattle theft. 44 caliber. When Roberts was later released on bond, Brady kept the pistol. On the morning of April 1, Sheriff Brady, Deputy Hindman, county clerk Billy Mathews, John Long, and George Peppin were walking down the main street of Lincoln toward the courthouse when they were spotted by Roberts. The Kid, with Brown, Middleton, Waite, and two black men, hid behind an adobe wall near the Tunstall store.
I told him about things in general in this country and what started the trouble. I was not afraid to talk like the rest of them were. I had the guts to help the governor out. No one else would say enough to help him. Before leaving, Wallace promised to pardon him if Roberts would agree to stand trial for the killing of Sheriff Brady. The governor even promised to have his personal lawyer, Ira E. Leonard, represent the young outlaw. In turn, Roberts promised to cooperate if all parties agreed that he was to stand trial only in Lincoln.