Case Number: 238.1


Date of Offense May 2, 1905
Date of Death May 2, 1905
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address at N.W. corner Lake st and Michigan Av.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description at N.W. corner Lake st. and Michigan Av.
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional manslaughter
Characteristics during a riot betweenunionteamstersandsympathizers
Method of Killing Beaten with blunt object, struck
Weapon struck with brick
Motive struck with brick by unknown man while at riot bet
Description Labor dispute, strike
Total Number of Victims 1
Location at N.W. corner Lake st. and Michigan Av.
Number of Defendants 1
Circumstances Related to Civil Unrest Yes
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Civil Unrest Riot, brawling crowd


Name Beard, Charles
Age 26 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Killed While Protecting Person Protecting self
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Mercy Hospital


Name Murphy, Jeff
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Law Enforcement, Police


Precinct 1
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 4-May-05
Location of Arrest First Prect.
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision May 4, 1905
Trial Judge Kersten
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence August 25, 1905
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for non-homicide offense (includes assault with intent to kill)
Outcome of Trial Acquitted