Mental Trouble

Talking in Sleep Lands Thresher in Jail

DEVILS LAKE, N.D. (AP)—A transient who calls himself "The Killer" is being held in the Ramsey county jail for investigation following his arrest Thursday afternoon on a charge of threatening to kill a fellow harvest hand.

Lester Nathaniel Cash, 31, Thayer, Mo, was arrested at the Oliver Stene farm near Brocket. Talking in his sleep one night, he was overheard by his bunk mate describing a murder he claimed to have committed in Sioux City, Ia, four years ago. Alarmed by the close scrutiny of the other threshers and the Stene family he told Stene about the killing saying he intended to kill the man who had overheard him that night.

Ramsey county authorities were notified immediately and following his arrest sent his fingerprints to the federal bureau of investigation {sic}.

The Bismarck Tribune, 8/29/1947

Herd Boar

Posted 08/29/2012