(NOTE: See video of announcement at bottom) This is from the AP article posted this morning on Billy the Gov’s decision not to pardon Billy the Kid:
The rehabilitation of Billy the Kid lies dead in the dust.
In one of his last official acts — or non-acts — before leaving office, New Mexico’s governor refused to pardon the Old West outlaw Friday for one of the many murders he committed before he was gunned down in 1881.
Gov. Bill Richardson cited ambiguity surrounding the pledge of a pardon 130 years ago as the reason.
“I felt I could not rewrite history,” Richardson told The Associated Press, hours after announcing his decision on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on his last day in office.
Read the full AP article here:
And for the video of Richardson on Friday morning’s Good Morning America, here is a YouTube link I found: