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September 1, 2011
Australian outlaw Ned Kelly’s remains discovered via DNA testing
So that’s where that Heath Ledger movie came from. The headless remains of notorious bucket-clad Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, whose plight was the subject of the first feature-length film ever made, were discovered in a former Melbourne prison and — get this — confirmed via DNA testing. Officials were impressed. “To think a group of scientists could identify the body of a man who was executed more than 130 years ago, moved and buried in a haphazard fashion among 33 other prisoners, most of whom are not identified, is amazing,” said Victoria Attorney General Robert Clark. Next challenge: Figuring out if he and Buckethead are distant relatives. source
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So that’s where that Heath Ledger movie came from. The headless remains of notorious bucket-clad Australian outlaw Ned Kelly, whose plight was the subject of the first feature-length film ever made, were discovered in a former Melbourne prison and — get this — confirmed via DNA testing. Officials were impressed. “To think a group of scientists could identify the body of a man who was executed more than 130 years ago, moved and buried in a haphazard fashion among 33 other prisoners, most of whom are not identified, is amazing,” said Victoria Attorney General Robert Clark. Next challenge: Figuring out if he and Buckethead are distant relatives. source

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10:27 // 2 years ago
December 31, 2010

Did New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson pardon Billy the Kid?

  • NO not enough firm evidence, says Gov. Richardson source
11:03 // 3 years ago
December 29, 2010
Still waiting for a pardon in New Mexico: Billy the Kid: 120 years ago, Billy the Kid was promised a pardon by New Mexico’s then-governor, Lew Wallace. In the next two days, current Gov. Bill Richardson might just grant it. source Follow ShortFormBlog

Still waiting for a pardon in New Mexico: Billy the Kid: 120 years ago, Billy the Kid was promised a pardon by New Mexico’s then-governor, Lew Wallace. In the next two days, current Gov. Bill Richardson might just grant it. source

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20:31 // 3 years ago