Billy learns that his stepfather, Bill Antrim, was ambushed and murdered by three hired killers. Billy Bonney decides to take the law into his own hands when the men flee across the Lincoln County line and out of Sheriff Pat Garrett's territory despite the lawman's warning to let the sheriff's in adjacent jurisdictions arrest the perpetrators. Written by
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[the gunmen who murdered Bill Antrim were spotted crossing the county line
That means they're going to be out of your reach right, Patrick?
I telegraphed all the sheriffs of all the neighboring counties and told 'em to be on the look out for all three of 'em. I gave them Bedloe's description. It may take some time, Billy, but we'll get them, sooner or later - I can almost promise you that.
Almost? That one word makes quite a difference, don't it?