Case Number: 5651

Andraski, Annie - Age 40- Shot to death in 28th St., near Halsted St., by Mrs. Minnie Bernatowicz, who lay in wait for her in a hallway. Claimed decedent had wrecked her home. On 7/7/23 she was held by the Coroner. 14 Dist. 4/18/24 - Acquitted - Williams.


Date of Offense July 7, 1923
Date of Death July 7, 1923
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 28th St. & Halsted St
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description 28th St near Halsted St by defendant who waited fo
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics def. Lay wait for victim in hallway / wrecked her
Method of Killing Other gun, gun unspecified
Weapon shot to death
Motive Defendant claimed victim had wrecked her home
Description Dispute over money or property, quarrel
Total Number of Victims 1
Location 28th St near Halsted St by defendant who waited fo
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime


Name Andraski, Annie
Age 40 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Polish


Name Bernato Wicz, Minnie
Gender Female
Ethnicity Polish
Race White


Precinct 14
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 7-Jul-23
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 July 7, 1923
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Williams
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence April 18, 1924
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Acquitted