Case Number: 7596

Burch, John - Age 38 - Colored - Stabbed to death at 2:20 P.M., in the rear of 3127 Federal St., during a quarrel with Fred Bogan, colored, who, on 12/29/25, was held by the Coroner for manslaughter. 2A Dist. 5/10/26 - acquitted - Brothers.


Date of Offense December 25, 1925
Date of Death December 25, 1925
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 3127 Federal st
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Location Description rear
Type of Death Homicide
Type of Homicide Intentional manslaughter
Characteristics stabbed to death during a querrel
Method of Killing Other stabbing, stabbing unspecified
Weapon stabbed to death
Motive quarrel
Victim Initiated Events Leading to Homicide No
Description Fight
Total Number of Victims 1
Location rear
Number of Defendants 1
Related to Organized Crime


Name Burch John
Age 38 years
Gender Male
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Bogan, Fred
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black


Precinct 2
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 29-Dec-25
Time Between Crime and Arrest Days
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision December 29, 1925
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge Brothers
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, trial
Jury Verdict Yes
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Sentence May 10, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for manslaughter
Outcome of Trial Acquitted