Case Number: 2325

Simons, Mrs. Bessie, 30 yrs., died from an abortion at home 1818 88th St. Dr. C.D. Hughes arrested and held by coroner's jury March 20, 1907. 13th Prect. Bond forfeited March 23, 1908, by Judge Kersten. (Abated (Dead) 1/21/10 - Kersten.


Date of Offense March 19, 1907
Date of Death March 19, 1907
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 1818 88th st
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home of vic
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home of vic
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Simons, Mrs. Bessie
Age 30 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


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


Precinct 13
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 20-Mar-07
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision March 20, 1907
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Recommended investigation/arrest
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Kersten
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No