Clipped From Ukiah Daily Journal
Cue Death Weapon SAN DIECM) (UPI)—A saUor fr(>m the guided missile destroyer Hoel was to be arraigned in municipal court today oh jft murder complaint charging him with the bizarre slaying of a woman tavern operator who. wsta found with a p()pl cue through her heart. The suspect, Radarman 3.c. Edward R. Poole Jr., 22, son of Mrs. Patrlei^ Winter of BeU- Vmnti-'-it^ aitest^ : Monday after police learned he had been at the tavern owned by Mrs. Eva Croft, 54, the night she was ' slain. Police said he admitted • choking her but told thom he didn't recall mutilating her body with pool cues. Mrs. Croft's nearly nude body was found in her East San Diego tavern last Wednesday mondng. One pool cue had been driven ii(ito the left side of her chests aqd another into the lower plirt oC tier torao.