Case Number: 3100

Benich, Lena - Age 43 - Died from a criminal abortion at 906 So. Lincoln St. On 6/19 Anna Heisler was held by the Coroner. 18 Pct. 8/30/20 - 21 yrs. in Joliet Pen. - Brentano. 11/3/21 Reversed by Supreme Court - Scanlon. 1/25/26 - S/O - ######.


Date of Offense May 30, 1919
Date of Death May 30, 1919
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 906 S. Lincoln St
Type of Location Residence
Location Description 906 S. Lincoln St
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 906 S. Lincoln St
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion
Type of Residence Residence of victim


Name Benich, Lena
Age 43 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Hetsler, Anna
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision June 19, 1919
Trial Judge Brentano
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence August 30, 1920
Length of Sentence 21 years
Outcome of Trial Guilty of murder
Sentenced to Joliet, Stateville