Case Number: 6210

Hovath, Helen - Age 3 - Accidentally shot to death at home, 2912 So. Wallace St., by her brother, Charles, who was playing with a 22 cal. rifle. On 8/25/23 Charles was exonerated by the Coroner. 14 Dist.


Date of Offense August 25, 1923
Date of Death August 25, 1923
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2912 S. Wallace st.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description Home
Type of Death Accident
Description Accidental shooting
Total Number of Victims 1
Location Home
Type of Accident Accidental shooting
Type of Residence Residence of both victim and defendant


Name Hovath, Helen
Age 3 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Related by Blood or Marriage Siblings


Name Hovath, Charles
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, eastern european
Race White
Related by Blood or Marriage Siblings


Precinct 30
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 31-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 August 25, 1923
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict only
Allegations of Police Corruption No