Case Number: 2341

Schultz, Otto, 39 yrs., shot dead in altercation in Trades Union Hall, 55 N. Clark St., by Henry Rittman, who was arrested, 38th Prect., and held by coroner's jury Jan. 16, '08. 20 years in Joliet, June 30,'08, by Judge McSurely.


Date of Offense January 15, 1908
Date of Death January 15, 1908
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 55 N. Clark St.
Type of Location Place of business
Location Description Trades Union Hall
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics altercation
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot dead
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Trades Union Hall
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Business Other place of business


Name Schultz, Otto
Age 34 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Rittman, Henry
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 15-Jan-08
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision January 16, 1908
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge McSurely
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence June 30, 1908
Length of Sentence 20 years
Outcome of Trial Guilty of murder
Sentenced to Joliet, Stateville