Judge Bristol pronounced his sentence with the following words and said, "The said William Bonney, alias Kid, alias William Antrim shall be hanged by the neck until his body be dead, Dead, DEAD!!!" Shackled Billy left the courthouse smiling, almost as if in glee. "Why are you smiling?" an interviewer asked him inquisitively. "What's the point in dwelling on the dreary side of life?" the Kid responded, "Today the joke is on me."
A true tribute to The Kid's charm, humor and endearing personality. The above is not legend. The above is true documented history.