Case Number: 4089

Klick, Helen. 17 yrs. Died from abortion and puerperas sepsis. Abortion was done by Mrs. Margared Wiedemann, Midwife, who was held by Coroner 2-16-14 for murder by abortion. 41 Prct. 5/7/14 Mrs. Wiedemann acquitted - McDonald.


Date of Offense January 23, 1914
Date of Death January 23, 1914
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Klick, Helen
Age 17 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Wiedemann, Margared
Gender Female
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 41
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 16-Feb-14
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision February 16, 1914
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Murder was cause of death
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge McDonald
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence May 7, 1914
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Acquitted