Mandel M. Friedmanabortionists, abortionistsmaleDr. Mandel FriedmanIn January, 1961, Dr. Mandel M. Friedman contacted a Queens undertaker, asking him to arrange burial for 23-year-old Vivian Grant of New York. Friedman told the undertaker that Vivian had died of a heart ailment.
The undertaker notified authorities, who determined that although Vivian had not been pregnant, Friedman had attempted to perform an abortion on her, causing her death. Friedman was charged with homicide and falsifying a death certificate.
Friedman resurfaced late the following year. He was charged with homicide in the September, 1962 death of Barbara C. Covington, age 35, a Florida socialite.
Friedman, who lived in Queens County, was 53 when he was arrested in Barbara’s death, which means he was born around 1909.