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Pardon

Ken Benedict

Governor Pardons 79 Ex-Cons On Christmas Eve

It’s the surprise gift of Christmas clemency as the governor granted surprise pardons to 79 ex-convicts.

12/24/2012

Billy the Kid (credit: AP)

New Mexico Gov. Declines To Pardon Outlaw Billy The Kid

Billy the Kid, the Old West outlaw who killed at least three lawmen and tried to cut a deal from jail with territorial authorities, won’t be pardoned, Gov. Bill Richardson said Friday, nearly 130 years after the gunslinger’s death.

12/31/2010