Case Number: 4882

Reid, Ester - 17 yrs. - Died from an abortion performed by Dr. J.L. Neuman, who was arrested and on 6/9/14 held by the Coroner for Murder. 29th Prct. Jan. 11th, 1917 Stricken off - Judge Pam. 12/31/17 Nolled - Sullivan.


Date of Offense June 8, 1914
Date of Death June 8, 1914
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Reid, Ester
Age 17 years
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name Neuman, J.L., Dr.
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Business Owner Illegal enterprise
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 29
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 9-Jun-14
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Less than 1 day
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision June 9, 1914
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision December 31, 1917
Number of Times Case Stricken Off 1
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder