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.


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.