Suspect says he should get medal for killing man in drag (Ixonia, Wisconsin, USA, 16 October 1992)

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Suspect says he should get medal for killing man in drag

By LISA SINK

Sentinel staff writer

Jefferson -- A 77-year old man told authorities he should get "a medal or two" for fatally shooting a 48-year-old insurance salesman who was dressed as a woman, according to the criminal complaint filed Friday.

Harold C. Maass, a widely known hunter and trapper named "Sipper," told sheriff's deputies, "I got him for you," Jefferson County Dist. Atty. Linda G. Larson said in an interview after a bail hearing for Maass Friday.


"the world would be a better place if more people would be short."
--HAROLD C. MAAS
slaying suspect

Police say this is the second time that a man dressed as a woman showed up on Maass' property and in the previous incident, Maass told police at the time, the female imposter tried to strangle him with pantyhose.

Larson said during Friday's hearing that Maass told authorities "the world would be a better place if more people would be shot," and that Maass shot Robert K. Woelfel, of Waukesha, Wednesday as he was running away from Maass' town of Ixonia home reloaded and fired a second shot.

Maass was charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the death of Woelfel, who sold insurance and was an independent stockbroker who owned Woelfel Investment Services of Elkhorn.

Jefferson County Circuit Judge John. M. Ullsvik set bail at $100,000 cash for Maas, who was being held in the County Jail. A preliminary hearing will be held within three weeks. Maass, who walked slowly into the courtroom wearing orange prison garb and a blue bandana around his neck, asked the judge to read the charges against him and said, "If it isn't right, can I correct you?"

Maass nodded and sat back after the charges of homicide were read. At the close of the hearing, he pointed at the judge and said, "This is my cross. God bless us all."

 

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