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John Waelti: The story of Billy the Kid's capture, escape and death
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Summer, 1879 - Henry McCarty, known as William Bonney, and also as "Kid Antrim" after his stepfather, is 20 years old and has been running from the law since he was 16. He killed his first man, a local tough who was beating him up when he was 18, in Arizona Territory (see Times column Aug. 28). Kid Antrim escaped back to New Mexico, and rode with rancher John Tunstall's men.