Case Number: 10260

Johnson, Agnes � Age 33 � Died from a criminal abortion performed 10/12/29, at 433 W. 119th St., office of Dr. Joseph Stern, who, on 10/26/29, was held by the Coroner. 12 Dist. Nov. 1929 No Bill.


Date of Offense October 12, 1929
Date of Death October 26, 1929
Time Between Offense and Death Longer than 1 week
Address 433 E. 119th St.
Type of Location Medical facility (Hospital, doctor's office, clinic) Midwife, Abortion place
Location Description doctor's office @ 433 W. 119th St.
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location doctor's office @ 433 W. 119th St.
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Johnson, Agnes
Age 33 years
Gender Female
Race White


Name Stern, Joseph Dr.
Gender Male
Ethnicity Jewish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Employed, professional (incl. police and military)
Occupation/ Skill Doctor


Precinct 12
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 26-Oct-29
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision October 26, 1929
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, 1929
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder