Case Number: 10304

Kwit, Stefania � Age 30 � Death due to a criminal abortion performed by a midwife, Pauline Majerczyk, who, on 5/3/28, was held by the Coroner for murder by abortion. 23 Dist. May 1928 No Bill.


Date of Offense April 3, 1928
Date of Death April 3, 1928
Location Description not stated
Type of Death Accident
Description Illegal abortion
Total Number of Victims 1
Location not stated
Number of Defendants 1
Type of Accident Death from abortion


Name Kwit, Stefania
Age 30 years
Gender Female
Race White
Ethnicity Polish


Name Mayerczyk, Powiine
Gender Female
Ethnicity Polish
Race White
Employed Yes
Employment Type Outside labor force (incl. criminals)
Occupation/ Skill Nurse, Midwife


Precinct 23
Allegations of Police Corruption No
Date Defendant Arrested 3-May-28
Time Between Crime and Arrest Weeks
Total Number of Defendants Arrested 1


Date of Coroner's Decision May 3, 1928
Outcome of Coroner's Judgment Murder was cause of death
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 May 15, 1928
Outcome of Grand Jury Decision Indictment for felony murder