Case Number: 2696

Wright, Florence, col., 34 ys. old. Died Jan. 3d from abortion done by Louisa Achtenberg who was held by coroner today without bail for murder by abortion. 5 prect. Nolle pros., July 13, 1910. Judge Kersten.


Date of Offense January 3, 1909
Date of Death January 20, 1909
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Location Description description
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location description
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Wright, Florence
Age 34 years
Gender Female
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Actenberg, Louisa
Gender Female
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 4
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 24-Jan-09
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision January 20, 1909
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Kersten
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision July 13, 1910
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder