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