Case Number: 1213

Keating, Thomas, 37 yrs., struck on head with billy in altercation with Louis Townsend, conductor of State St. cable car at 336 N. 63d St. Died in Englewood Union Hospital same day. Townsend arrested. 17th Prect. Held in bonds of $25,000 May 6, by Justice ####. Held by Coroner's Jury May 10, 1905. Acquitted by jury in Judge Smith's court, Jan. 27, 1906.


Date of Offense April 29, 1905
Date of Death April 29, 1905
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address 336 N. 63rd st
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other
Weapon struck on head with billy in altercation
Motive struck on head in altercation
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1


Name Keating, Thomas
Age 37 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Englewood Union Hosp


Name Townsend, Louis
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Railroad worker, metal/iron worker, machinist


Precinct 17
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 29-Apr-05
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision May 10, 1905
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Smith
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence January 27, 1906
Outcome of Trial Acquitted