Case of the Day

Case Description

Christianson, Mrs. Hulda, 63 years old, choked to death, 7109 Drexel Av., by her husband, Harry Christianson, who committed suicide.

Case Number

341

Circumstances

Date of offense December 21, 1890
Date of death December 21, 1890
Address 7109 Drexel Ave.
Type of location Residence
Type of residence Residence of both victim and defendant
Location description 7109 Drexel Ave.
Type of death Homicide
Type of homicide Intentional murder
Method of killing Strangled
Weapon Choked to death
Motive Choked to death
Murder/suicide? Yes
Circumstances description Domestic violence
Total number of victims 1
Total number of defendants 1
Related to Prohibition? Yes

Victim

Name Christianson, Hulda
Age 63 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Victim/defendant relationship Wife/Husband
Prior non-family relationship Boarders, tenant/landlord

Defendant

Name Christianson, Harry
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Defendant/victim relationship Spouses (including common law and ever married)
Related by blood or marriage Spouses
Prior non-family relationship Boarders, tenant/landlord

Police

Total number of defendants arrested 1
Defendant ID'd at scene Defendant identified by someone else at scene
Allegations of police corruption No

Legal

Charges against defendant No charges recorded
Type of legal decision recorded None
Allegations of police corruption No