Case of the Day

Case Description

Carney, Bridget. 33 ys. old. Died from uterine hemorrhage. Her husband John Carney says she fell in the kitchen at home, 1152 W. 49 Place while drunk receiving fatal injuries. Carney held for murder by Coroner Oct. 26-07. 19 pct. Sentenced (for assault) March 31, '08 by Judge Pinckney to 1 year H. of C.

Case Number



Date of offense October 24, 1907
Date of death October 24, 1907
Time between offense and death Within 1 day
Address 1152 W. 49 Place
Type of location Residence
Type of residence Residence of both victim and defendant
Location description in the kitchen at home
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Domestic violence
Total number of victims 1
Alcohol related? Victim was drinking/drunk
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Carney, Bridget
Age 33 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Wife/Husband
Related by blood or marriage Spouses


Name Carney, John
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Defendant/victim relationship Spouses (including common law and ever married)
Related by blood or marriage Spouses


Precinct 19
Location of arrest 1152 W.49 Place
Date defendant arrested October 24, 1907
Total number of defendants arrested 1
Time between crime and arrest Less than 1 day
Arrest made at crime scene Yes
Allegations of police corruption No


Date of coroner's decision October 26, 1907
Outcome of coroner's judgement Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges against defendant Other
Trial Judge Pinckney
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner's verdict only
Outcome of trial Guilty of other non-homicide offense
Date of sentence March 31, 1908
Length of sentence 61 years
Allegations of police corruption No