A pardon for Billy the Kid? Forget it.


Colonel Albert Jennings Fountain

Out-going New Mexico Governor Richardson is considering pardoning Billy the Kid, 130 years after he  committed a  murder most foul.  My ancestor, Col. Albert Fountain, defended the Kid at his trial and if he couldn’t get him off, then the Colonel was having a rare bad day or the Kid was guilty as hell. I suspect the latter.

Fountain and his seven-year-old son Henry were later murdered in 1896 in the White Sands. New Mexico was a rough place back then.


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2 responses to “A pardon for Billy the Kid? Forget it.

  1. “Fountain’s Radical Republican views angered Texas Democrats, and he was challenged to several duels”.

    Wow. Could it be genetic?