Case Number: 2336

Sweig, Jerry, 48 years old. Pushed from car in front of 719 W. 22d St. by William Hennessey, conductor, receiving injuries from which he died. Hennessey arrested and held for murder by Coroner's Jury Sept. 18-07. 23d Prect. "No bill" by Grand Jury, Sept., 1907.


Date of Offense August 16, 1907
Date of Death September 16, 1907
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 719 W. 22nd St.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Field or woods
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Method of Killing Other
Weapon Pushed from car
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1


Name Weig, Jerry
Age 48 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Hennessey William
Gender Male
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Cab driver, street car driver, wagon driver


Precinct 23
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 16-Sep-07
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 August 18, 1907
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision August 1, 1907
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder