On April 9, after two days of testimony, McCarty (Billy the Kid) was found guilty of the murder of Sheriff Brady, the only conviction ever secured against any of the combatants in the Lincoln County War.
Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset: a Colt .44 Frontier pistol, the model of pistol that Garrett used for when he shot to death Billy the Kid.
Pat Garrett's most famous kill did not come from a gun battle. In 1881, he snuck into Pete Maxwell’s house and shot notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. - from True West Magazine - #OldWest #WildWest