Friday, October 06, 2023

October 6, 1904: Doctor Wins Acquittal on Appeal

On October 6, 1904, 33-year-old Mrs. Mary Lawson died at Passavant Hospital in Chicago, from complications of a criminal abortion. 

Dr. Alois Rassmussen, an allopath, was sentenced to fifteen years at Joliet for the murder, but was able to get a new trial. In this second trial, Rassmussen was acquitted. 

Sources: Homicide in Chicago Interactive Database, Illinois death index

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