In A Coroner’s Report From 1908 The Shooter Of Billy The Kid Is Named As Wayne Brazel

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Deep in a clerk’s office vault in New Mexico’s Doña Ana County a pile of old documents are gathering dust. Unarchived legal papers that tell part of the tale of numerous lives lived many years ago. But in 2016 a report is found among them that will finally reveal the killer of a famous lawman who died more than a century earlier.

On June 5, 1850, Elizabeth Ann Jarvis gave birth to a son, Patrick Floyd Jarvis Garrett, in Chambers County, Alabama. Elizabeth and her husband, John Lumpkin Garrett, already had one child and would go on to have a total of five. When Patrick – who became known as Pat – was three years of age the family invested in a plantation in Louisiana.

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