Case Number: 125

Baxa, Joseph, 30 years old, found unconscious, May St. and Walsh Court. Died same day at County Hospital. Head and face cut. Supposed assault. William Murphy, James Curran, Joseph Graves and Patrick Price arrested. 22d Prect.


Date of Offense March 16, 1893
Date of Death March 16, 1893
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address May st. & Walsh Ct.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description May st. & Walsh ct.
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics head and face cut
Method of Killing Beaten with fists or feet
Weapon found unconscious head & face cut
Motive found unconscious supposed assault
Total Number of Victims 1
Excessive Violence Multiple assaults
Location May st. & Walsh ct.
Number of Defendants 4
Related to Organized Crime


Name Baxa, Joseph
Age 30 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken County Hospital


Name Murphy, William
Gender Male
Ethnicity Irish
Race White


Precinct 22
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 4


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded None
Allegations of Police Corruption No