Case Number: 6756

Pickles, Marie - Age 18 - Colored - Died from a criminal abortion performed by Clarence Shoere, who, on 12/20/21, was held by the Coroner. 2 Dist. 9/14/22 Stricken off - Hebel.


Date of Offense December 19, 1921
Date of Death December 19, 1921
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Pickles, Marie
Age 18 years
Gender Female
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Shoere, Clarence
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 2
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision December 20, 1921
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Trial Judge Hebel
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence September 14, 1922
Outcome of Trial Stricken off