Case of the Day

Case Description

Schutich, Michael - 26 yrs. - Fatally assaulted 8/22/14, in quarrel, under subway at Kinzie & Crawford Ave. 8/27/14 Peter Junkovitch held by the Coroner. 30th Pct. Ges. Gerbach held as accessory in 3000.00 - Fisher. 5/10/15 Junkovitch acquitted - Kersten.

Case Number



Date of offense August 22, 1914
Date of death August 22, 1914
Time between offense and death Within 1 day
Address Kinzie and Crawford Ave.
Type of location Place of business
Type of business Transportation facility
Location description under subway at Kinzie and Crawford Ave.
Type of death Manslaughter
Type of manslaughter Unintentional killing, other
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Dispute over money or property, quarrel
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes


Name Schutich, Michael
Age 26 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Not related by family


Name Junkovitch, Peter
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Russian
Defendant/victim relationship Relationship Unknown


Precinct 34
Total number of defendants arrested 2
Defendant ID'd at scene No
Allegations of police corruption No


Date of coroner's decision August 27, 1914
Outcome of coroner's judgement Defendant held to Grand Jury
Judge associated with bail Fisher
Trial Judge Kersten
Jury verdict Yes
Type of legal decision recorded Coroner, trial
Outcome of trial Acquitted
Date of sentence May 10, 1915
Allegations of police corruption No