Case Number: 2105

Rahur, Mary, 21 yrs., died from abortion by Mrs. Frida Trappe who was arrested and held by coroner's jury Oct. 14th. 40th Prect. Acquitted July 12, '09, Judge McSurely.


Date of Offense October 1, 1908
Date of Death October 1, 1908
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Location Description none given
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location none given
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Rahur, Mary
Age 21 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Trappe, Mrs. Frida
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Other, professional


Precinct 40
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 1-Oct-08
Location of Arrest at scene
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision October 14, 1908
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge McSurely
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence July 12, 1909
Outcome of Trial Acquitted