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Parent Officer Admits Ordering Death of Yank Soldier News Article
Language English
Collection C.W.J. Phelps Collection
Box Box 1
Folder First Phelps Scrap Book
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
Officer Admits Ordering Death of Yank Soldier YOKOHAMA (UP) – Colonel Sadao Murata, former commander of the Osaka PW camp, admitted before an Eighth Army tribunal he had ordered the prison doctor to kill by injecting seven ampules of morphine Pvt. Everett L. Tyler, of Glen Easton, W. V., after Tyler has attempted to escape from the prison. Murata recalled his fury when he was confronted with the recaptured prisoner and said, “I was not in my right mind when I gave the order to kill him.” The prison physician, Dr. Nosu, denying that the injections had caused Tyler’s death, said he was already dying from beatings which five defendants present in the courtroom had inflicted on him.