Case Number: 1822

O'Conell, Serg't Timothy S., 12th Prect., found murdered, bullet wound in left breast, on 18th St. viaduct. Supposed murder by hold-up man. 22d Prect. George Henchik arrested and held by Coroner's Jury May 5. Acquitted by jury in C.C. (Judge Holdom) Sept. 18, 1900.


Date of Offense April 29, 1900
Date of Death April 29, 1900
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 18th st. Viaduct
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Other non-commercial public place
Location Description 18th st viaduct
Description Robbery
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 18th st viaduct
Number of Defendants 1


Name O'Connell, Timothy
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
VictimEmploymentType Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Ethnicity Irish
Occupation/ Skill Law enforcement


Name Henchik, George
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Race White


Precinct 2
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 5-May-00
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1
Victim Employed by Law Enforcement Police officer on duty


Date of Coroner's Decision May 5, 1900
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Holdom
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence September 18, 1900
Outcome of Trial Acquitted