Case Number: 98

Bush, Mrs. Kate, murdered, throat cut, home 2508 S. Park Av., by her husband, Mathew Bush, who was arrested and received a life sentence in Joliet Penitentiary.


Date of Offense February 6, 1888
Date of Death February 6, 1888
Time Between Offense and Death Immediate - death occurred at the crime scene
Address 2508 S. Park Ave.
Type of Location Residence
Location Description home
Description Domestic violence
Total Number of Victims 1
Location home
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Residence Residence of both victim and defendant


Name Bush, Mrs. Kate
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Other, european
Related by Blood or Marriage Spouses


Name Bush, Matthew
Gender Male
Ethnicity Other, european
Race White
Related by Blood or Marriage Spouses


Allegations of Police Corruption No
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Charges Against Defendant No
Type of Legal Decision Recorded Coroner, grand jury, trial, and post conviction
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Length of Sentence Life
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment, other homicide, homicide unspecified
Outcome of Trial Guilty, unspecified offense
Sentenced to Joliet, Stateville