Saturday, June 17, 2017

Coroner’s report for Pat Garrett discovered

(Albuquerque Journal) Officials in southern New Mexico’s Doña Ana County on Friday unveiled the coroner’s century-old report for the Old West lawman who fatally shot Billy the Kid.
The February 1908 document, handwritten in cursive script and signed by six men, laid out the few findings of a coroner’s jury investigation into the shooting death of famed lawman Pat Garrett.
The previously unknown document was discovered inside a box of unarchived records by a county clerk’s office employee last November in the clerk’s office vault.
The county kept its discovery secret for months before the document was presented to the public for the first time Friday. Continued

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