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Outlaw's DNA delay.

A judge postponed until August a hearing on whether to allow authorities to exhume outlaw Billy the Kid's mother from a New Mexico cemetery.

Two county sheriffs have asked courts for permission to collect DNA from Catherine Antrim's remains for comparison with genetic material they hope to take from the body buried under the Kid's gravestone in Fort Sumner.

The fate of Billy the Kid, real name William Bonney, has been debated for more than a century. In July 1881, Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett claimed to have killed Bonney, but a Texas man who died in 1950, Ollie 'Brushy Bill' Roberts, later said he was Billy the Kid and that the 1881 death was faked.
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Date:Jan 26, 2004
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