Case Number: 9583

Beard, Alberta - Age 29 - Death due to a criminal abortion performed at 2946 Jackson Blvd., office of Dr. Davis Lucas, whose arrest was recommended by the Coroner. 27 Dist. 5/24/30 Dr. Lucas arrested and held on Cor. Mitt. 8/7/30 - Nolle Prossed - David.


Date of Offense March 14, 1930
Date of Death March 14, 1930
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2946 Jackson Blvd.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description office fo Dr. David Lucas
Type of Death Accident
Total Number of Victims 1
Location office fo Dr. David Lucas
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Beard, Alberta
Age 29 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity English-Anglo


Name Lucas, David
Gender Male
Ethnicity English-Anglo
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 22
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Time Between Crime and Arrest Months
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Recommended investigation/arrest
Charges Against Defendant No
Trial Judge David
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner's verdict and grand jury
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date of Grand Jury Decision August 7, 1930
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder