Yuma Territorial Prison: Infamous Men Once Imprisioned There
Stories circulated throughout the west that Spence killed at least four men. It was the murder of Rodney O’Hara, which he got convicted of and resulting in him being sentenced to prison. In a fit of anger Spence pistol-whipped O’Hara to death. He was sentenced to five years in the Yuma Arizona Territorial Prison which began on June 10, 1893.