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Pat Garrett Murder Site

Jornada Rd & I-70 Service Rd., Las Cruces, NM, USA

Latitude & Longitude: 32° 22' 46.7112", -106° 43' 46.8516"
  New Mexico NM State Historical Marker
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Pat Garrett, the Lincoln County Sheriff who shot and killed William "Billy the Kid" Bonney at Fort Stanton in 1881, was himself murdered at a remote site nearby on February 29, 1908. Wayne Brazel, a local cowboy, confessed to shooting Garrett but was aquitted of all charges.

StoppingPoints.com Editorial on Pat Garrett Murder Site:
See also the Friends of Pat Garrett site, dedicated to preserving his memory, and the original stone and concrete marker set by Pat Garrett's son, Jarvis, on the spot where he died.

Last updated: 05/02/2010 16:07:11
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