Case Number: 3424

Dillon, Eleanor - Age 19 - Died at Columbus Hospital from a criminal abortion. On 12/15 M.R. Perlstein was held by the Coroner. Michael Schackman and Abraham Kruchersky held as accessories. 41 Pct. June 1917 No bill on Kruchersky. 5/8/18 Perlstein acquitted - McGoorty.


Date of Offense December 14, 1916
Date of Death December 14, 1916
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Columbus Hospital
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description Columbus Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Columbus Hospital
Number of Defendants 3
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Dillon, Eleanor
Age 19 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Perlstein, Ms
Ethnicity Jewish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 41
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 15-Dec-16
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 3


Date of Coroner's Decision December 15, 1916
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge McGoorty
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence May 18, 1918
Outcome of Trial Acquitted