Aw: No pardon for Billy the Kid

“It was a very close call. I’ve been working on this for eight years. The romanticism appealed to me to issue a pardon, but the facts and the evidence did not support it and I’ve got to be responsible especially when a governor is issuing pardons,” Richardson said.

Richardson said that Billy the Kid’s decision to continue to kill after the pardon wasn’t granted to him impacted his decision.