Billy the Kid records case costs taxpayers nearly $200K

From ABQ Journal:  Lincoln County has paid $125,000 in attorney fees to a weekly newspaper for violating the Inspection of Public Records Act in a lawsuit over documents relating to an investigation into Billy the Kid’s death and whether he was buried in Fort Sumner.

The settlement agreement represents only the payment to the De Baca County News, which sued along with retired psychiatrist and East Mountain resident Gale Cooper in 2007, according to an attorney for the newspaper.

Four other law firms previously involved in the case were paid another $70,000 combined and one claim is outstanding.