Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Will the Real Billy the Kid....

Who was the Real Billy the Kid - and Who is Buried in Hamilton?

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- After more than half a century, the question of whether a Texas man was really famed outlaw Billy the Kid finally may be answered.

Lincoln County, N.M., sheriff's Deputy Steve Sederwall has asked Hamilton, Texas, City Council members for permission to exhume the body of Ollie "Brushy Bill" Roberts.

Roberts died of an apparent heart attack at age 90 in 1950 in Hico, Texas. He's buried in Hamilton.

Roberts and at least one other man have claimed to be Billy the Kid.

Those stories presuppose that the Lincoln County sheriff killed the wrong man in Fort Sumner, N.M., on July 14 of 1881 -- and lied about it.

The Hamilton City Council has tabled the matter and is asking Sederwall for more information.
Article from KOAT.com