NIO, T., Japanese fisherman stabbed on Santa Cruz Island, he later died in San Pedro.
In the News~
September 5, 1917 [SBMP]: “Fatal stabbing affair. It was learned yesterday that T. Nio, a Japanese fisherman at camp on Santa Cruz Island, a few days ago, had died at San Pedro, whither he was taken after the tragedy, and that his alleged assailant, Joseph Asherton, a fisherman resident of San Pedro who had been working in the island waters recently, has been arrested in that city. As the scene of the alleged crime was within the territory of Santa Barbara County, if the authorities decide that Asherton is to be tried for his alleged crime, he will have to be brought to Santa Barbara for trial.”