Robert Ford – Jesse James’ Killer

In the meantime, O’Kelley was arrested and tried for murder. He was convicted and given a twenty-year sentence in the Colorado Penitentiary. However, after serving ten years, he was released in 1902. Two years later, in January, 1904, O’Kelley was shot down in the streets of Oklahoma City by lawmen.


© Kathy Weiser/Legends of America, updated April, 2017.


“Bob Ford I don’t trust; I think he  is a sneak; but Charlie Ford is as  true as steel.”

— Jesse James


Also See:

Jesse James – Folklore Hero or Cold-Blooded Killer?

Jesse James Timeline

Complete List of Old West Outlaws

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