Case Number: 2457

Turner, Mrs. Sophia, 36 ys. old. Died from abortion committed Apr. 18 at 5030 Princeton Av. Dr. Jessie E. Robertson held for murder by Coroner's Jury Apr. 27th . 17th Prect. Acquitted in Judge Windes court July 22, 1908.


Date of Offense April 18, 1908
Date of Death April 27, 1908
Time Between Offense and Death Longer than 1 week
Address 5030 Princeton Av
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description 5030 Princeton
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 5030 Princeton
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Turner, Mrs. Sopgia
Age 36 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Robertson, Dr. Jessie
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 17
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 27-Apr-08
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 27, 1908
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Murder was cause of death
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Windes
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence July 22, 1908
Outcome of Trial Acquitted