Butte, Mont., March 1
In faltering English, a Jugo-Slav immigrant admitted shooting to death his cousin, a Butte policeman, asserting "he bewitched me," County Attorney John P. Claxton announced early today.
The officer Nick M. Aleksich, 41, was killed on a crowded Butte was killed on a crowded Butte street yesterday by an assassin who fired three shots into his body and fled.
Eli Martinovich, 40, the dead man's cousin, was arrested a few minutes later.
"Nick, he a witch; he a wizard: he tel me many things to make me do bad things," Claxton quoted Martinovich as saying.
Records at the State insane hospital showed Martinovich spent two months there in 1933 and was paroled to Aleksich.