The Cold Blooded Killing in front of the OK Corral
In 1879 Col. William C. Greene had placed a small dam across the San Pedro River upstream from Jim Burnett's ranch. Burnett told his Chinese workers that if something should happen to the dam, he wouldn't give a damn!!!
As a result, Green's daughter and friend both drowned.
Greene came to Tombstone looking for Burnett. He found him sitting in front of the OK Corral. Greene shot Burnett 3 times. Burnett fell from the chair and crawled to the street. Col. Greene put the gun to the back of Burnett's head and pulled the trigger.
A jury, in a circus-like trial, acquitted Greene...they said he had suffered enough!
1899-1906: Greene's net worth was $50,000,000 in copper, cattle and timber.
Col.'s title was made up to entice investors.