Historian changes strategy in Billy the Kid death certificate fight

FOX New Mexico

FORT SUMNER, N.M. (KRQE) – The man trying to get a death certificate issued for Billy the Kid to end the controversy over his death once and for all has withdrawn his court petition, but not his fight.

Arizona historian Robert Stahl has studied Billy the Kid for more than a decade and says there’s truth to the story he was killed by Pat Garrett.

But some still claim Billy the Kid escaped and the story was all a big cover up.

Stahl was hoping to put an end to the tales by asking a district court in Fort Sumner to issue a death certificate. However, he’s hit a few road blocks due to how much time has passed, so he’s opted to withdraw his petition and try another route.

Stahl says he’ll share details of his new strategy soon, all he’ll say right now is that it’s in the…

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