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Experts say photo of Billy the Kid, lawman is real deal

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Experts now believe a photo purchased at a flea market shows Billy the Kid with the lawman who killed him.

A North Carolina man tells Albuquerque's KRQE-TV that experts in forensics and facial recognition have verified the picture after several months of examination.

Frank Abrams, of Ashville, says he first noticed two years ago that two men in the group photo looked like Billy the Kid and Lincoln County Sheriff Pat Garrett, who fatally shot the Kid in Fort Sumner in 1881.

Abrams, a self-described history buff, bought the photo for $10.

A photo of Billy the Kid discovered in 2015 was estimated to be worth $5 million.

Experts believe a picture that shows the New Mexico outlaw with Garrett would be worth much more.

Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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