The judge’s instructions were complex, and none of the jurors could read or necessarily speak English.
Author Archives: David G. Thomas
Based in Las Cruces, N.M., David G. Thomas is a historian, filmmaker, producer, actor, screenwriter and travel writer. Thomas wrote the feature “He Shot the Sheriff,” about the killing of Pat Garrett, in the February 2021 Wild West. He adapted this article from his 2021 book The Trial of Billy the Kid, part of his Mesilla Valley History Series.