Case Number: 5057

Stefen, Mary. 37 years, Died from an abortion performed by Anna Stanek, midwife, - at Rhodes Ave. Hospital, 32nd St. & Rhodes. 3rd Prct. - 4/30 Anna Stanek held by the Coroner for murder. May 1914 No bill.


Date of Offense April 29, 1914
Date of Death April 29, 1914
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 32nd st. and Rhodes
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 Stefen, Mary
Age 37 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Rhodes Ave. Hospital


Name Stanek, Anna
Gender Female
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision April 30, 1914
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Murder was cause of death
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 May 15, 1914
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder