William Henry McCarty, Jr. (November 23, 1859July 14, 1881), better known as Billy the Kid, but also known by the aliases Henry Antrim and William Harrison Bonney, was a 19th-century American frontier outlaw and murderer who was a participant in the Lincoln County War.


  • I don’t blame you for writing of me as you have. You had to believe other stories, but then I don’t know if any one would believe anything good of me anyway.
  • People thought me bad before, but if ever I should get free, I'll let them know what bad means.
    • in an interview with a reporter from the Daily New Mexican after his capture at Stinking Springs.
    • The West of Billy the Kid, by Frederick Nolan, page 323. ISBN 0-8061-3082-2

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