Case Number: 3142.2


Date of Offense August 8, 1920
Date of Death August 8, 1920
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2346 Blue Island Ave
Type of Location Residence
Location Description in front of
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Location in front of
Type of Residence Residence (Don't know whose)


Name Butcher, August
Age 37 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Peterkovich, John
Gender Male
Ethnicity Russian
Race White


Precinct 18
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 11-Aug-20
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision August 11, 1920
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Dever
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision February 14, 1921
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder