Case Number: 4322

Lieberman, Rose - Age 24 - Died at the Grant Hospital, 551 Grant Place, from a criminal abortion, for which Dr. Herman J. Webber and Walter Biesse were arrested but ordered released by the Coroner. On 5/14/20 Dr. Herman Webber was held to the Grand Jury in bonds of $10,000.00 by Judge Graham. 30 Pct. 7/12/20 Biesse Disch. - Hozen. June 1920 No bill on Webber.


Date of Offense July 16, 1920
Date of Death April 16, 1920
Address 551 Grant Pl.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description Grant Hospital
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Grant Hospital
Number of Defendants 2
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Lieberman, Rose
Age 24 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity German


Name Webberm, Dr. Herman J.
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 30
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 14-May-20
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 2


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Discharged
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grandy jury, trials
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision May 14, 1920