NM governor declines to pardon Billy the Kid

SANTA FE, N.M. The prospect of the pardon centers on whether /*Billy the Kid*/ had been promised a pardon from New Mexico's territorial governor in return for testimony in other killings.

Richardson told "Good Morning America" that he felt the facts of the case didn't support a pardon.

Billy the Kid was shot to death in 1881 at the age of 21, just a few months after escaping from jail.

According to legend, he killed 21 people, one for each year of his life, but officials put the total closer to nine.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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