On November 26, 1923, 23-year-old Alice S. Johnson died at Chicago's West End Hospital from a criminal abortion performed there that day.

The coroner identified Dr. Lorenz Lapsky as being responsible for Alice's death.

Lapsky was indicted by a grand jury for felony murder on December 15.

Lorenz Brown Lapsky was bornin Tacoma, Washington on April 17, 1891.