Case Number: 2372

Swing, Lillian, 15 ys. old. Died from abortion, done Aug. 11-09 by Dr. Hamilton & Mrs. Dr. Shaver, who were arrested. 38 pct. Both held by coroner's jury Aug. 17, '09.


Date of Offense August 9, 1909
Date of Death August 15, 1909
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Swing, Lillian
Age 15 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Irish


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


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 15-Aug-09
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Date of Coroner's Decision August 17, 1909
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No