Case Number: 4970

Romano, Mrs. V. - Age 36 - Died from a criminal abortion (at Columbus Hosp.) performed by Marie Lendino, midwife, who, on 7/12/20 was held by the Coroner. 32 Pct. July 1920 No bill.


Date of Offense July 11, 1920
Date of Death July 11, 1920
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
Location Description Columbus Hosp.
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Columbus Hosp.
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Romano, Mrs. V.
Age 36 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Italian
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken columbus Hosp.


Name Lendino, Marie
Gender Female
Ethnicity Italian
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, skilled (butcher, electrician, cab drivers, street car, etc.)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 32
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision July 12, 1920
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision July 15, 1920
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder