Starkweather- confession-1958

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Starkweather- confession-1958 - WIRE 'Always Wanted to Be a Criminal"...
WIRE 'Always Wanted to Be a Criminal" Confession To Murders Made By Starkweather SCOTTSBLUPF, Neb. UP)—Charles Starkweather, 19, has made »n oral confession to 11 killings by gun, knife, and clubbing while interjecting the remark "I always wanted to be an outlaw," Sheriff Merle Karnopp said. Kamopp said Strakweather was-^eool-as a cucumber" as the two sat in the back seat of a car on the first lap of a journey back to Lincoln, Neb., Starkweather's home town. Starkweather is charged with first-degree murder in Lincoln, • 4 where 7 of the 11 persons were Penn High Pupil Wins Cherry Pie Baking Contest A Penn High School junior will go to Erie, Feb. 8, to participate in a state-wide Cherry Pie Bakc- off, vicing for a trip to the National Cherry Pie Bake-off to be held in Chicago at a la'i'.er/date. Miss Elaine Berdis, Greenville R. D. 4, was winner yesterday over cherry pie bakers from six other Mercer County schools in a bake-off held at the Pennsylvania Power Company offices in Sharon. Her home economics teacher. Miss Janet Knupp, accompanied Miss Berdis. The contest, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Red Cherry Growers Association, was limited to the homemaking departments of the seven schools. Mrs. Melissa Hurlbut, county advisor dn home economics, organized the competition in the county, while Mrs. Evelyn Craine, senior ' home economist for Penn Power, was hostess. Second place honors went to Rose Smith, from Commodore Perry High School. Her jteacher- accompanist was Mrs. Seth Gustin. Two home economics and a member of the Cherry Growers Association served as judges in 'the contest. Economy Is "Catching Its Breath," Ike Says WASHINGTON </P) — President Eisenhower told Republicans today they can campaign on a "five years of prosperity" platform despite the current business recession. The President told a breakfast, sponsored by the Republican National Committee, that the economy will pick up later this year because it "remains basically confident." "This is a period of consolidating the gains cf recent years," Eisenhower said. "Majiy people are paying off installment debts. Many businesses are trimming inventories. The economy is catching its breath for a new advance after the fast expansion of recent years." Gov. Meyner Criticizes G.O.P. Administration WASHINGTON (/PI — Gov. Robert B. Meyner of New Jersey today said amateur administrators slain. Karnopp said Starkweather asserted his 14-year-old girl friend Oaril Fugate, who was with him this week, had nothing to do with the killings. Three members of Caril's family were among the victims. She too faces a murder charge at Lincoln. Shows No Remorse Karnopp, sheriff of Lancaster County (Lincoln), relate^ that Starkweather, speaking freely and without a sign of remorse, told him: "I always wanted to be a criminal, but not this big a one. "I didn't mean for it to be this bad. "I wanted to be somebody. I wasn't mad at anybody." The sheriff said, "He told me that he just had a hatred that built up in himself and that since he was a kid he wanted to be an outlaw." "I have never seen a more vicious mad killer who could talk so cool and collected," Karnopp commented. Karnopp did not give all the details of what Starkweather said in the 128-mile ride to Scottsbluff from Douglas, Wyo., where Charles surrendered under gunfire of officers. The killings that police attribute to Starkweather began last Dec. 1. That was when Lincoln filling station attendant Robert Colvert was found dead on a side road on the city's outskirts. Kamopp said Starkweather, in admitting the shotgun shooting of Colvert, said he had not intended to kill when he set out to rob the station. Starkweather's story was that he forced Colvert into a car, drove to the isolated road and that when he stopped Colvert tried to jerk away a handkerchief shielding his face. That, Starkweather was quoted as saying, led to the killing. Killed 9 This Week There followed this week nine killings, discovered in three days. On each occasion three bodies were found. Monday it was the family of Caril, her stepfather, her mother and her 2-year-old sister. The stepfather and mother were shot, the child clubbed. Karnopp said Starkweather would only say he had argued with Caril's stepfather. Tuesday in a rural area 16 miles southeast of Lincoln a farmer and a young couple, out for an evening's ride, were shot. Wednesday a businessman, his wife and their maid were found dead in their home in Lincoln. The man was dead of gunfire, his wife and the maid stabbed to death. i

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  1. The Record-Argus,
  2. 31 Jan 1958, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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