The Daily Independent from Kannapolis, North Carolina on February 9, 1966 · Page 2
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PAGE TWO-A Your Home Newjpooer—'THE DAILY INDEPENDENT—Kannapolis, N. C WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1966 Man Gets Life For Teenage Murder, — Brat Waitress To Death — Civic Leader Faced W ith Murder GAINESVILLE, Fla. (UPI) Miton Lawson Luke, 23, “the end product of a very unstable family environment,” was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for the murder of a teenage girl. Luke surprised the circuit court as his murder trial was about to start Tuesday afternoon and said he wanted to admit the crinir. The state allowed him to plead guilty to second degree murder. He used a knife to kill Kathryn Elizahcth Oliveros, 19, a member of an old St. Augustine family, the daughter of C Card Oliveros. who teachcs at St. Johns River Junior College. She was found in a restaurant restroom last October, slashed on the face and stabbed in the chest. Before .«he died she said the man who cut her wore a blue uniform, like a service station attendant mieht wear. Luke was a studei t in the manpower training >rogram. He was studying a ito body re pair, where they wore blue uniforms. The 130-pound, fix e foot-six Nashville, Tenn., native was arrested after one of the largest manhunts in the history of Alachua County. His father, Rudolph Luke, appeared before Judge George L. Fatton and said he had been divorced from his wife when Milton Luke was a child, and his son had lived with several relatives and in-laws. Police said they could find no apparent motive for the murder. The defense asked Judge Patton for a lenient sentence. They produced statements from psychologists who said Luke “was the end product of a very unstable familv environment.” Patton imposed the maximum sentence. “The eour1 feels in the public interest he should noi be recommended for parole, allhough the rocommendation of the court is not binding,” Patton said. He also recommended Luke be given all the psychiatric and medical help needed. Old Two Toes KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (UFI) — Ever since Old Two Toe.-, ,,;as killed, livestock producers in Adair county report little or no losses. Before Old Two Toes, a wolf pack leader, was kil 1 e d, farmers lost 75 lambs and two calves. Two Toes got its name after the wolf lost some of its toes in a trap several years ago. Farmers were able to identify the livestock raider by the two • toed tracks. NEW DELHI (UPI) —India has rejected as a “massive lie manufactured in Peking” Communist Chinese chargcs that Indian troops made 300 intrusions into Chinese territory between November, 1962, and September. 1965. In a note handed to the Communist Chinese embassy Tuesday the Foreign Ministry accused China of building up “hypocritical pleas of self- defense'' for its military occupation of 14,000 square miles of Indian territory in Ladakh. Britain and the United States have only one holiday in common — Christmas. JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) — A former Mississippi legislator active in civic affairs along the Gulf Coast was charged with murder Tuesday in the beating of a young waitress. Thomas Upton Sisson, 58, a prominent Gulfport attorney, was arrested Monday night shortly after Janette Rowelette, 30, died in a hospital. He was expected to be released under $10,000 bond today. Authorities said an autopsy showed Miss Rowlette died from a severe blow on the head, and Dist. Attv. Bill Waller said bruises on her neck indicated she may have been choked as well as beaten. Waller said Sisson waived a preliminary hearing. Authorities said the woman, who worked as a waitress at a nightspot in North Jackson, was rushed to the hospital Monday morning from her apartment. Waller said a taxi driver reported picking the woman and Sisson up at the nightspot Sunday night and taking them to the apartment. Sisson, a familiar figure around the state Capitol, has been active in civic affairs and politics for a number of years. 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