Case of the Day

Case Description

Twitty, Robert, 30 yrs., shot dead during quarrel at home, 4118 Armour Av., by his wife, who escaped. 4th Prect. Afterward arrested, same day. Exonerated by Coroner's Jury, May 24, on ground of self defense.

Case Number

2439

Circumstances

Date of offense May 28, 1905
Date of death May 28, 1905
Time between offense and death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 4118 Armour Av
Type of location Residence
Type of residence Residence of both victim and defendant
Location description home
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics quarrel at home
Method of killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead during quarrel at home
Motive shot dead during quarrel at home.
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Self Defense
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes

Victim

Name Twitty, Robert
Age 30 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Husband/Wife
Related by blood or marriage Spouses

Defendant

Name Twitty Mrs.
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Killing while protecting person Protecting self
Defendant/victim relationship Spouses (including common law and ever married)
Related by blood or marriage Spouses

Police

Precinct 4
Date defendant arrested May 28, 1905
Total number of defendants arrested 1
Defendant ID'd at scene No
Time between crime and arrest Less than 1 day
Arrest made at crime scene Escaped, arrested later
Allegations of police corruption No

Legal

Date of coroner's decision May 28, 1905
Outcome of coroner's judgement Exonerated, Commended
Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of police corruption No