Case Number: 6

Atkinson, Sam, assaulted with shovel in basement of stable 2449 State St., by Cornelius Shugrace, who called for the patrol wagon and stated that Atkinson had been kicked by a horse. He died in Co. Hosp. Four hours later. Coroner�s verdict, accidental death. On April 21 a witness to the assault was found and Schugrace was arrested. Cottage Grove Av. Station.


Date of Offense February 16, 1884
Date of Death February 16, 1884
Time Between Offense and Death Within 1 day
Address 2449 State St.
Type of Location Other
Location Description basement of stable
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional murder
Characteristics defendant lied initially about death, witness late
Weapon Assaulted with shovel
Total Number of Victims 1
Excessive Violence Excessive or extreme use of force
Location basement of stable
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime


Name Atkinson, Sam
Gender Male
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken Co. Hospital


Name Shugrace,Cornelius
Gender Male


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Location of Arrest Cottage Grove
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Accidental or natural causes
Allegations of Police Corruption No