Case Number: 858

Gaiewski, Mrs. Florence, died in St. Mary's Hospital from abortion. Dr. Ladislaw Slominski arrested Sept. 4, and held by Coroner's Jury Sept. 8. 32d Prect. Discharged by Grand Jury, September term, 1903.


Date of Death September 3, 1903
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Gaieweski, Florence
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Polish
Name of Hospital Where Victim Was Taken St. Mary's


Name Slominski, Ladislaw
Gender Male
Ethnicity Polish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 32
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 4-Sep-03
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision September 8, 1903
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 September 15, 1903
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder