Case Number: 8572

Maroney, Mary - Age 5 - Killed at the intersection of Kildare Ave. and Hirsch St., while running across the street, by an auto truck operated by Joe Kanick, who was exonerated by the Coroner on 5/6/26. On 5/25/26 Kanick was held to the Grand Jury in bonds of $5000.00 by Judge Finnegan. 24 Dist. No Bill ??????.


Date of Offense April 21, 1926
Date of Death April 21, 1926
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address Kildare Ave. & Hirsch St.
Type of Location Street, or other non-commercial public place/alley
Type of Public Place Street, sidewalk or alley
Type of Death Accident
Description Car accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Type of Accident Automobile accident


Name Maroney, Mary
Age 5 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Irish


Name Kanick, Joe
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White


Precinct 24
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Arrest Made at Crime Scene Yes
Date Defendant Arrested 21-Apr-26
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 May 6, 1926
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Exonerated, Commended
Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder