Billy the Kid

Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney) was an American Old West gunfighter. He was a notorious outlaw during the 1870s and 1880s. Due to his high profile and violent lifestyle, he only lived to be 21 years of age. He was killed by a sheriff named Pat Garrett.

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Did Billy the kid speak fluent Spanish?

Billy the kid could speak very fluent spanish. He named his dog Pedro.

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Who shot Billy the Kid?

Sheriff Pat Garrett.

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What does Chavez call billy the kid in young guns?

He calls him chivato but translate doesn't know what it is.

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What crimes did billy the kid commit?

they say he killed 21 people including officers, stole horses and escaped from jail twice. He was killed by sheriff Pat Garret 130 years ago

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How many people did Billy the Kid kill?

Billy the Kid killed only four men. Two (Windy Cahill and Joe Grant) in self defense; and two more (Jim Bell and Bob Olinger) when he escaped jail. He did not kill 21 people. That myth is a result of all the dime novels published about him and the Lincoln County war in New Mexico.

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Are Billie Holiday's kids still alive?

yes bob is . billie got killed in a car accadent in 1996

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Why was he named billy the kid?

The mexicans called billy- chivo-because he was as pale as a white young goat and a chivo is a kid in spanish and a kid is a little goat ,,

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What happened to billy the kid on sept 23 1875?

he was aressted

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How did billy the kid friends describe him?

I think Billy would have been described as a warm person with a warm heart. Also good mannered and charming towards the ladies. He was the sort of person who stood up for what he believed in. He was actually a little bit misunderstood by some peaople.

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Billy the Kid crimes?

stole laundry

stole horses

joined gangs (if you call that crime) (and not for a long time)

killed nine people

escaped from jail three times

cattle rustling

(these weren't all at the same time, btw)

He actually killed 21 people. One for each year of his life. Starting at the age of 12. Just for his own enjoyment.

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Was Billy the Kid left or right handed?

Many thought he was left handed because the Tin-Type picture displayed him as left handed. However, those Tin-Types reversed the picture. In reality, Billy the Kid (William H. Bonney, born William Henery McCarty Jr.) was right handed.

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How old was billy the kid when he killed his first man?

Billy The Kid was about 12 years old when he killed his first person.

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What was the name of billy the kids horse?

Billy the Kid was known as the worsed outlaw in the wild west, but as a youngster he was known as the horse thief, so he had many horses, not only as young, but also as an adult (if you can call it that, as young as he was when he died, 22 years) so (i would say) there's no possible way to know all the names of his horses.....Personally I have to say, I don't know a single name, sorry :-(

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Was Billy the Kid Killed by Pat Garrett?

Garrett was hired to be a law enforcement officer

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Who was Billy the Kid?

He was Henry McCarty, born 0n 18 januaryNovember 1859 in New York City who became famous as as a Wild West gunfighter and outlaw only after his death at the age of 21 on 14 July 1881 at the hand of Sheriff Pat Garrett in New Mexico. Garrett wrote about him and gave Hollywood a chance to make him a classic immortal. Billy was also known as Henry Antrim and William H. Bonney during his life as a Regulator during the range war known as the Lincoln County War. He has been portrayed as a misunderstood youth in films, both colorful and charming, when in truth he was really a callous murderer.
a western bad guy

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What gun did billy the kid use?

We know with out a doubt he owned and used a Colt Model 1873 Army SA in 45 long (single action) and a Winchester Rifle Model 1873 44-40. Both of these weapons are in Billy's possession in the only known photo of him.

Billy has his Colt on his left side and is holding his Winchester (which was his weapon of choice). Due to the Colt being holstered on his left hip many people believed he was left handed. This how ever is an error. Any "gun guy" worth a lick of salt would have noticed the Winchester was backwards on close inspection. Back then when the photo was developed they had to reverse them because they were backwards. That was never done.

As for other guns many historians believe he had a Colt Thunderer, or Lightening and more then likely he owned my favorite revolver a S&W Schofield in 45 S&W, known know as 45 short. Even though the Colt and the Schofield are both chambered in a 45 caliber projectile the caseing is longer on the Colt which gives it a little more power but the Schofield can reload much, much, quicker. Especially while on hoarse back.

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Who wrote pals on billy the kids grave?

When the Kid was buried, he had a plain wooden board with the name "Billy the Kid" crudely carved into it to mark his grave. Unlike the monument we see today, the Kid was not buried right next to his friends, Charlie Bowdre and Tom O'Folliard, but a few yards a way (but Bowdre and O'Folliard were indeed buried next to each other). Then in 1904 the Pecos River flood over took the cemetery and all the markers and even some remains of the dead were washed away. Another possibility is that the Kid's original grave marker was stolen or vandalized before the flood. Whatever the case, the Kid's grave was left unmarked for at least two decades, until finally in 1932 Billy the Kid's friends got some money together and purchased a headstone with the inscription of William H. Bonney alias Billy the Kid, Tom O'Folliard, and Charlie Bowdre, along with the word "Pals." Shortly after, another much smaller headstone was placed for Billy the Kid in the same spot, and that one has been stolen twice and fortunately recovered. So in order to protect the headstones from thieves, an iron cage was placed over the grave. It's very unlikely that the "Pals" headstone was placed on the exact location of the Kid's original grave, so it's more like a memorial monument then the actually last resting place of Billy the Kid, and most of all, that of Bowdre and O'Folliard. But the Kid was still buried in that tiny cemetery, so those of you who visited the grave or will someday, shouldn't be too disappointed -Billy the Kid's spirit and memory is still there and it doesn't matter if you're standing "right" over his grave or not

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Where was William H Bonney killed?

William h bonney ( billy the kid ) was tracked down and shot to death by sheriff pat Garrett in the bedroom of rancher pete maxwell in the area of ft Sumter, New Mexico on July 14th, 1881.

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Was billy the kid dork?

He most certainly was not! People said he was quite handsome and clever.

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Was Billy the Kid a real western outlaw?

Yes. Yes. Yes. His real name was William H. Bonnet. Now was he a cold-blooded killer??? That is the real question. Depending on what side you would have taken, BIG "Corporate" ranchers/ railroad or the "sod busters." The answer will definitely vary. He was basically a man who did what it took to survive the times and with what he had, quick-wit and a gun.

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Did billy the kid robbed stores?

Other than some petty thefts while a teenager, Billy the Kid (whose real name was Henry McCarty) never committed any robberies.

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Sheriff who killed Billy The Kid?

Pat Garrett...

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Why did billy the kid do what he did?

billy never planned to be a killer it just came to him slowly

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What did Billy the kid do?

not as much as he was blamed for. he killed nine people, not all of them singlehandedly, stole horses and cattle, was in gangs, broke out of jail three times, ... I think that's about it

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What was Billy the kids real name?

William H Bonney (1859-1881).

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