Case Number: 5953

Czaika, Casmira - Age 4 - Struck and killed at 12:45 P.M. at Chicago Ave. and Lincoln St., while crossing Chicago Ave. with her mother, by an auto, which was abandonned by its occupants. On 11/25/24 Lawrence McLaughlin and Steve Curran were held by the Coroner as principal and accessory respectively. 22 Dist. Roy Walsh also indicted. 6/25/25 Curran - Bond Forf. - Lindsay. 8/9/26 - all three Bond Forf. - Lynch. 3/15/28 - McL. - bond forf. - McGoorty. 7/17/28 - all 3 nolle prossed - David.


Date of Offense September 12, 1924
Date of Death September 12, 1924
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Chicago ave. and Lincoln st.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description Chicago ave & Lincoln st. crossing Chicago ave.
Type of Death Accident
Description Car accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Chicago ave & Lincoln st. crossing Chicago ave.
Number of Defendants 3
Type of Accident Automobile accident


Name Czaika, Casmira
Age 4 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european


Name McLaughlin, Lawrence
Gender Male
Ethnicity Irish
Race White


Precinct 29
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 5-Nov-24
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 3


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge David
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder