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The Trial of Billy the Kid – Table of Contents

The Trial of Billy the Kid

Acknowledgments… vii
List of Images… ix
Introduction… 1
1. Capture… 7
      Hunting Billy the Kid… 7
      Garrett and Texans Join Forces… 13
      Death of Thomas O’Folliard… 19
      Stinking Springs (Ojo Hediondo)… 23
      Christmas at Puerto de Luna… 31
2. Jail… 33
      Las Vegas… 33
      Santa Fe… 37
      Pickett Goes Free… 40
      Jail Life… 40
      Courts of New Mexico… 45
3. Mesilla… 47
      Rincon… 47
      Mesilla Jail… 49
4. The Charges against Billy… 51
      Death of John Henry Tunstall… 51
      Death of Sheriff William Brady… 67
      Death of Andrew “Buckshot” Roberts… 72
      Grand Jury Returns Indictments… 75
5. War in Lincoln… 77
6. Governor Wallace’s Amnesty Proclamation… 95
      Removing Governor Samuel B. Axtell… 95
      Amnesty… 97
7. Governor Wallace’s Pardon Betrayal… 101
      Peace Conference and Death of Chapman… 101
      Pardon Negotiations… 106
      District Court Opens… 109
      Dudley Court of Inquiry… 111
      Susan McSween’s Civil Suit… 117
      Billy’s Pardon… 118
      Dolan Escapes Punishment… 120
8. Trial in Mesilla… 121
      Courtroom…121
      Court Convenes… 123
      Territorial Law… 131
      Trial Transcript?… 133
      Territory versus Billy, Murder of Sheriff Brady… 135
      Testifying in One’s Own Defense… 137
      War of Jury Instructions… 138
      Billy’s Death Sentence… 144
      Interview with Billy… 146
      Attempt to Appeal… 147
      Grounds for Appeal… 148
      Conducting Billy to Lincoln… 149
      Territory versus Clark, Murder of Robert R. Mann… 151
      Territory versus Barela, Murder of José Jojola… 154
9. End of the Road… 157
      Escape… 157
      The Hunt… 164
      Why Did Billy Not Leave the Area?… 167
      Who Was Billy’s Girlfriend?… 167
      Adelaida “Ida” Garrett… 172
      Killed… 172
      Fateful Choice… 178
      Justifiable Homicide… 181
      Dead or Alive… 183
      Press Response… 185
      Billy’s Burial… 187
      Confirming Billy’s Death… 187
10. Epilogue… 189
      Billy’s Grave… 189
      “The True Life of Billy the Kid”… 189
      “The Authentic Life of Billy the Kid”… 196
Appendix A – Tunstall’s Murder Site… 197
Appendix B – Graves of Roberts and Brewer… 203
Appendix C – Cast of Characters… 207
Notes… 255
Index… 275