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Promise of the playoff the state of New Mexico the outgoing governor's Bill Richardson.
He says he -- aside by the end of the week that means tomorrow right.
Whether or not Billy the Kid gets a pardon.
And just like a -- wild west is a fight brewing over this one at least -- -- live in Denver.
Why now at least yeah.
Well -- as you mentioned tomorrow is New Mexico governor bill -- -- an office and he's agreed to consider petition was filed by an attorney and that's eight.
To pardon Billy the Kid AKA Henry McCarty AKA William Bonnie according -- attorney.
This then territorial governor Lew Wallace promised to pardon the -- -- for killing a share in exchange for testimony in another murder case.
When faced with this decision governor Richardson's office posted a poll on line for folks to comment and vote.
It got the attention of people all over the world and according to the results of the poll most people say -- yeah.
Go -- pardon him.
-- while like most things though that this has some controversy.
A wall what we come down on that.
Well the descendants of -- then governor Lew Wallace -- by the way wrote in her say that Billy the Kid was never promised a pardon and their relatives of pat Garrett the -- who actually shot and killed Billy the Kid.
Are equally as outraged historians disagree whether Billy the Kid was ever promised anything especially when you consider he escaped.
From his courthouse in Lincoln County in the late eighteen hundreds and shot two sheriff's deputies the process.
Incoming governor Susanna Martinez when asked about this said that there are more important issues at hand.
And on studio -- yesterday governor Richardson pretty much agree.
I just wanna make the right decision but you know what this is fun this is not we're not talking about war -- we're not talking about.
Airplane delays everywhere and store herbs like you have to do.
This is American history this is New Mexico history I'll make the right decision about not quite there yet.
Well governors running low on time he has from now until the end of the day tomorrow so we should be finding out some time since -- Like a late afternoon press release today we'll see -- -- -- please see.
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