Gruber, Ralph - 13 Sep 1950
Youth Confesses Mystery Slaying At Dade Carnival The brother of a West Holly' wood resident Tuesday night con; fessed to the mysterious murder of a carnival worker who was shot last Jan. 22 as he operated his concession on a crowded midway Dade County Chief Criminal Deputy Claude High announced today. High identified the man who confessed as Ralph Gruber, 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old 20-year-old brother of George Gruber. Gruber. who lives in West Hollywood. RIFLE LOCATED Broward County Deputy Sheriff Claude Tindall accompanied High, and Dade Deputies E. E. Sistrunk, Carl Holloway and R. S. Mc-Leroy Mc-Leroy Mc-Leroy to George Gruber's home where Ralph Gruber produced the death weapon, a single-shot single-shot single-shot .22 caliber rifle. High said that Ralph at first denied and then admitted he fired the shot that killed Irving Newman, 41, on the carnival grounds. Authorities have been working for months on the murder, but High would not disclose how the investigation led to Ralph Gruber. Gruber. High commented that Ralph Gruber appeared relieved when he finally admitted the shooting.