Some people believe Garrett shot somebody else and that Bill the Kid, aka William Bonney, actually moved to Texas and died in 1950 under the name of "Brushy Bill" Roberts.
According to lore, Billy the Kid killed 21 people -- one for each year of his life -- but some historians believe the total was closer to nine victims.
And, now there's a new chapter in the controversy over whether Garrett killed the Kid.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson is considering granting a pardon to the Kid, something that Bonney had hoped to receive from Gov. Lew Wallace in the 1800s, but never received.
Garrett's descendants are pretty upset by the idea, believing it defames their famous relative, and will meet with Richardson next week, the Associated Press reported.
What do you think? Should Billy the Kid be pardoned?
-- Lance Murray