Case Number: 3992

Johnson, Anna - Age 25 - Supposedly shot and killed while dying from an illegal operation at home of Dr. Eva Shaver, 1/20 Sedgwick St. 5/28/15 Dr. Eva Shaver, son Clarence Shaver and Willis E. Harvey held by the Coroner. 38 Pct. 5/12/19 - all 3 s/o Brentano. 1/17/21 - s/o - Holdom.


Date of Offense May 26, 1915
Date of Death May 26, 1915
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 120 Sedgwick St.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home of Dr. Eva Shaver
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics shot & killed
Method of Killing Illegal abortion
Weapon illegal operation
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home of Dr. Eva Shaver
Number of Defendants 3
Related to Organized Crime
Type of Residence Residence of defendant


Name Johnson, Anna
Age 25 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Shaver, Eva
Gender Female
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 38
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 3


Date of Coroner's Decision May 28, 1915
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Brentano
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence May 12, 1919
Number of Times Case Stricken Off 3
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Stricken off