The Fate of Pat Garrett’s Killer

wayne-brazel-blogSome folks just disappeared after their brush with fame.  Take Wayne Brazel (center in photo).

He was tried and acquitted for the 1908 murder of Pat Garrett, the man who killed Billy the Kid.  Brazel claimed self-defense.  History indicates he probably was a patsy in a convoluted murder scheme.

After that, he bought a ranch, got married and had a son.  His wife died in 1913 and Brazel sold the place, moving in with a brother in Arizona. There are stories that an outlaw killed him in Bolivia in 1915, but that’s never been proven.  Wayne Brazel just…vanished.

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