Case Number: 8316

Jarrett, Jeanette - Age 28 - Colored- Death due to criminal abortion performed by Dr. Roy Shell, colored, who on 10/29/26, was held by the Coroner. 3rd Dist. Nov. 1926 No Bill.


Date of Death October 11, 1926
Type of Death Manslaughter
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Manslaughter Unintentional killing, other


Name Jarrett, Jeanette
Age 28 years
Gender Female
Race Black
Ethnicity African American


Name Dr. Roy Shell
Gender Male
Ethnicity African American
Race Black
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 3
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Defendant Identified at Scene No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision October 29, 1926
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Defendant held to Grand Jury
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision November 1, 1926
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder