Case Number: 258

Beck, Mrs. Norma, 32 yrs. old, died from effects of abortion at Lakeside Hospital. Dr. Bahatchett held by Coroner. 12 Prect. Nolle pros. 3/22/09. Judge Kersten.


Date of Offense April 4, 1907
Date of Death April 4, 1907
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 Beck, Mrs. Norma
Age 32 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Lakeside Hospital


Name Dr. Bahatchett
Gender Male
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 12
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


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 March 22, 1909
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder