Waukesha Daily Freeman, Waukesha, WI Feb. 16, 1954; page 2.
Prison Term for Slaying Man SUPERIOR (51--A former scrap mind iron w Â° rker f TMm Duluth, Minn., who police said climaxed a week- what end crime spree by killing an aged cigarmaker, was of proposed Sachse, and refer sentenced Mon- State Prison at Waupun. Jarnes E. Booth, 33, pleaded guilty TO second degree murder-unpremeditated murder-unpremeditated killing -- before Superior Judge A. Walter Dahl. Dist. Atty. John H. Chisolm said Booth admitted he beat to death Andrew Stariha, 77, Saturday in latter's small tobacco shop, and took his watch and fled. Stariha's bruised body was found several hours later by police. Chisolm said Booth admitted a robbing and stabbing as well as the fatal beating over the weekend. weekend. Chief of Detectives Walter Wiski of Duluth and Lt. Charles Barnard of Superior said Booth gave this account of his weekend to Booth took S185 from a man at com-1 West Duluth motel Friday night. said support, not Conservation to Then Booth went to Superior where he attacked Matt Moe, 54, Jin a hotel washroom and took $27 in cash from him. Moe suffered facial injuries. Next Booth went to Duluth he stabbed store owner Samuel Kasper, 65, in an argument over , t j.t r r Travis of the P nce Â° f a s , ult of dothes. Kas- per was hospitalized but was not n per was hospitalized serious condition. Returning to Superior Booth to Stariha's cigar store where the fatal beating occurred. of a