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Trial of Leo Frank
The Trial of Leo Max Frank for the Murder of Mary Anne Phagan (July 28 1913 to August 26 1913)
On July 28, 1913, a little more than three months after the murder of Mary Phagan one of the longest criminal trials (29 days) in the State of Georgia's History was about to begin. At the epicenter of the trial was Leo Frank, the general superintendent of the National Pencil Company, who was the last person to admit having seen Mary Phagan alive and who became the prime suspect, mainly because of his failed attempt to pin the crime on his nightwatchman and the self-incriminating statements he made to the police and detectives.
- Reputation is What People Think You are, Character is what you really are
Though Leo Frank was B'nai B'rith president (elected in 1912 & 1913) and his outward high society reputation was generally good, numerous employees who worked for him, about 19 or so, came forward to the police, detectives and the solicitor general, providing damaging statements about Leo M Frank's character, claiming he had a subtle penchant for pedophilia. Some even openly suggested he was an unrelenting sexual predator who used his position of authority and money in an attempt to sexually coerce his pre-teen and teenage employees at the factory for sexual favors.
At the Leo Frank murder trial, it was revealed that Leo M. Frank was a perpetually adulterous and avid whore monger, who was accidentally caught by his Janitor on occasions performing oral sex on the most seasoned, matured and experienced prostitutes of Atlanta, Georgia, in the pencil factory's packing room. Moreover, a former employee in the accounting department described Frank as having Dionysian orgies and sex parties in his office after hours with teenaged hookers and child laborers. Others would say, that the Frank allowed the factory to be used for whoring in the basement, as long as people kept it on the down low.
- To Be Jewish Means 5,800 years of being Self-Absorbed, Ego Centric and Narcissistic
The trial and appeals would become a cause celeb for the Jewish community, who have for 100 years falsely claimed that Leo Frank was scapegoated in a vast antisemitic conspiracy of ethnoreligious hate, by an eternally hateful Gentile peoples.
Leo M. Frank was a work hard play hard kind of guy, at 5'8" and 155 lbs, he had the general physical appearance of a scholar with a thin and athletic physic. Leo Frank had played basketball and tennis during college, and continued playing tennis regularly afterwards as part of Jewish society. At his trial, Leo Frank began to show a lot of signs of muscle wasting and weight loss. The formerly fit and handsome Leo Frank looked emaciated at his trial. It seemed as if the anticipation of the grueling proceedings had psychologically devastated him. During his first day of the trial a photograph was taken of him that became one of the most widely circulated. He looked a lot like a bespectacled version of Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) strung out on heroin.
The perception of Leo Frank was superficially positive, especially since the company he had worked for, created over 100 jobs for the community at large. Leo Frank had been working as he superintendent of the National Pencil Company for 5 years (1908 to 1913) before he was arrested on Tuesday, April 29 1913, his last day of freedom.
- B'nai B'rith President and Pedophilia
Leo Frank had attained one of the most prominent positions possible amongst the High Society Jewish Community, becoming B'nai B'rith president, though his outward reputation amongst his peers was generally exemplary, his internal character behind closed doors, as perceived by many of his teenage female employees who had worked for him, was of a lascivious sexual predator and a creepy child molester.
- Mary Anne Phagan
Mary Phagan at 4'11" and 120 lbs. was a beautiful, short, well developed and heavy set girl, one that Leo M. Frank had been infatuated with, and after for numerous months. As Frank passed by Phagans work station each day when he would go to the bathroom or inspect the work of his other employees that toiled with Phagan in the Metal Room, he would flirt with her. Phagan had rejected Franks persistent sexual innuendos and advances, which left Leo M. Frank frustrated, and vengeful.
- High Noon, Confederate Memorial Day, April 26 1913
On April 26 1913 at about noon, Mary Phagan stepped off an electric trolley that was running ahead of schedule, because the drivers wanted to get off early for the momentous State holiday known in the Southern United States as Confederate Memorial Day. Mary Phagan walked about 3 blocks from the Trolley stop at Forsyth and Marietta and began walking to the shuttered National Pencil Company building at 37 to 41 Forsyth Avenue. It was no more than a 2 minute walk and it would be the last time she was ever seen alive.
- April 21, 25, 1913
Phagan who worked on the second floor of the Pencil Factory in the tipping department of the metal room had been laid off the previous Monday, April 21 1913, when the supplies of brass had temporarily run out. She had $1.20 owed to her and she went to collect her pay, because Frank would not allow her friend Helen Ferguson to pick it up for Phagan on the day before, Friday, April 25, 1913.
- Two Minutes Past Noon, April 26 1913
After Mary had collected her pay from Leo M. Frank in his second floor office at two minutes past noon, she began to leave, and at the doorway, asked if the supplies of metal had come in yet and would she have a job and work on Monday, April 28, 1913. Leo Frank responded, "I Don't Know" and they walked back together to the metal room, which was just 100 feet down the hall from Frank's office, a department at the back half of the second floor. Frank closed and locked the door to the metal room, securely entrapping Phagan.
- The Oldest Workplace Proposition in the World
Leo Frank attempted to "turn out" Phagan, by using her job as a species of coercion. Frank bluntly put it to Mary Phagan, that if she wanted her Job back, she would have to be with him. When Mary refused and tried to briskly leave, Frank's right hand clenched into a hammer and he pounded Phagans face with his angry fist, Phagan screamed as she fell backward and the back of her head slammed against the handle of a lathe machine breaking off 6 to 8 strands of her hair. She fell to the ground unconscious.
- Pedophile Rape of an Unconscious Victim
Leo Frank frantic and breathing heavy then reached up her dress, ripped her underwear across the crotch all the way up to the seam, and then undid his own pants, pulling them partly down. Leo Frank dipped and ground his small STD infected Jewish penis into her virgin Christian vagina, rupturing Phagans hyman and causing some blood and discharge to flow, and before Leo Frank could climax Mary Phagan woke up from her unconsciousness. Leo Frank pulled outgetting blue balls and was furious, he went and grabbed a knotted cord nearby hanging on the wall in the metal room. Mary Phagan pleaded with him to stop, covering her blackened eye and swollen face full of tears with her hands.
Frank in desperation wrapped the makeshift noose around Phagans neck, pulled it tight until the cord dug deep into the tender flesh of her neck, garroted her until her struggling body became a lifeless husk staring into the emptiness of the silent metal room. Frank paused for a moment and then ran out of the metal room, his face red and because his hands were sore from the strangling of Phagan, he began rubbing them and massaging them.
At the head of the stairs, Frank whistled and stomped, commanding his Negro lackey with these pavlovian signals, in the same way a master orders his dog to do tricks. His janitor James Conley from the lobby down stairs, knowing the meaning of the auditory signals, performed his tasks in lockstep and then ascended the stairs. Frank was shivering, his face was flush-red, his bespectacled eyes were wild, sparkling like black diamonds and he was rubbing his aching hands.
Frank asked Jim Conley if he had seen that girl come up stairs, and explained to Jim that he had tried to be with her but she refused him. He told Conley to go back to the metal room and Conley found her in the unisex bathroom splayed out and Conley yelled back that she was dead, and came running back to Leo Frank. Leo Frank told him "SHHHHHH!".
Frank asked Conley to help him carry the body of Phagan from the second floor metal room down into the basement and dump it there and drag it to a saw dust and cinder pile in front of the furnace. After Phagan body was dumped in the cellar, Frank went up the ladder and Conley went up to the second floor with the elevator, they both went back to Leo Frank's second floor office.
- Can you write? Of course you can
Frank asked if James Conley knew how to write, which he knew he could, because Frank handled Conley's watch contracts at the pawn shop. The question was meant as a segway to get Conley to write some contrived murder notes and Conley said yes, a little bit. Frank dictated to James Conley the approximate contents of the murder notes, to make it seem like Phagan was writing the notes herself, as she was in the middle of being attacked in the bathroom. The notes have Phagan pushed down a hole after using a toilet and then raped by the Night Watchman Newt Lee.
- Put the Body in the Oven and Destroy the Evidence
Frank then asked James Conley, to stuff the body of Phagan into the furnace for $200, but Connolly hesitated, saying that Frank had to help him, thus softly refusing, without being direct about it, and then Jim Conley left the building, a little bit later, to go drinking, as he was overwhelmed and stressed out by the whole ordeal.
- 3AM April 27 1913
Phagan was discovered by the Night watchman Newt Lee between 3:00 and 3:30 AM in the cool morning of April 27 1913, he called the police and the most sensational 20th century murder case investigation and trial would unfold in the days, weeks and months that followed.
- Coroners Inquest Jury, April 30th to May 7th, 1913
A Coroner's Inquest Jury voted unanimously 7 to 0 to bind over Leo M. Frank for murder before a Grand Jury, which was instructed to investigate Leo M. Frank for the Murder of Mary Phagan.
- Grand Jury, May 24th, 1913
A Grand Jury after an exhaustive investigation of Leo M. Frank voted unanimously 21 to 0 (including 4 Jews amongst the 21 members) indicting Leo M. Frank for the Murder of Mary Phagan.
With months to prepare, the trial of Leo M. Frank, accused of the murder of Mary Phagan was to come in a matter of months.
July 28 1913
The trial begins.
Murder Trial: State of Georgia vs. Leo M. Frank, July Term 1913
The Chief Defense Lawyers: Reuben Arnold, Herbert Haas, Stiles Hopkins, and Luther Z. Rosser, plus an auxiliary team of 4 lawyers and the Chief Prosecutors were Hugh Manson Dorsey, Frank Arthur Hooper, and Edward A. Stephens, with the venerated and conscientious Judge Leonard Strickland Roan presiding over the court.
The Leo Frank Defense and Georgia State Prosecution team were given nearly 3 months of time to build their cases, from the time Leo Frank was arrested on Tuesday, April 29 1913.
On July 28th 1913, a grueling 29 day trial began which would be recorded as the longest murder trial in history of the South for an individual at that time.
Dorsey called the case, of the State of Georgia vs. Leo M. Frank.
Frances Phagan Coleman
Mary Phagan's mother was the first person called to take the stand after being sworn in by the court.
Friend and neighbor to Mary Phagan, George Epps was next called to take the stand.
Detective Harry Scott
- Murder Trial Testimony
- Detective Harry Scott, Superintendent of the National Pinkerton Detective Agency
The superintendent of the pinkerton detective agency, Harry Scott, at the trial testified:
On Sunday, May 3, I went to Frank's cell at the jail with detective Black, and asked Mr. Leo M. Frank if, from the time he arrived at the factory from Montag Bros. (before noon) up until 12:50 p.m., the time he went upstairs to the fourth floor, was he inside of his (second floor) office the entire time, and Frank stated, 'Yes', Then I asked him if he was inside his (second floor) office every minute from noon until 12:30, and he said, 'Yes'.
Monteen stover on May 10th would crack franks alibi about being in his office every minute, until Frank would make a virtual confession on August 18th 1913.
Frank made conflicting statements about what he had said to Mary Phagan, when Phagan asked Frank if the Metal had arrived yet in the second floor metal room. Frank originally told Detective Harry Scott, that he told Phagan, "I Don't Know", which created motive and motion to go to the metal room to find out. At the other times, Frank said he told her "No".
Leo M. Frank Testifies at his Murder Trial
- Frank's testimony
Frank spoke on his own behalf by making an unsworn statement as allowed by Georgia Code, Section 1036; it did not permit any cross-examination without his consent, and no cross-examination occurred. He began by describing his preparation of the payroll records on Friday, April 25. In rebuttal of a claim that another employee had attempted to collect Mary Phagan's check that day, Frank stated that "No one came into my office who asked me for a pay envelope or for the pay of another. Frank's statement was in direct contradiction to other employees testimony who testified they had collected other employees pay in the past.
Frank then went on, spending 3.5 hours of his 4 hour speech, describing in boring and mind numbing details the minutia of his accounting activities on Saturday, the day of the murder. Author Steve Oney writes:
Frank's presentation, dispassionate and cool, was the antithesis of Jim Conley's testimony. But rather than continue in this same formal yet accessible manner, the superintendent plunged into the fine points of the dozen or so invoices. Evidently he believed he needed to establish that the work was so involved that it had required him, just as several witnesses had sworn, to defer the all-important financial sheet until the afternoon. Yet from the start there was something unnerving about the resulting assembly line of details.
When a brief recess was called after Frank "had been ratcheting on for the better part of two and a half hours", Oney concluded that he "may have convinced" some listeners on the time issue, but it was more likely that the audience reacted with "suspicion and disbelief". If the testimony had ended at this point Oney believes "it would have been judged an unmitigated disaster."
Frank provided an explanation of his nervousness after he saw the dead body of Mary Phagan at the morgue on Sunday April 27th, but he stopped short of explaining why he was nervous on Saturday afternoon, April 26th, the day of the murder, as testified to by Newt Lee the night watch. Frank also did not explain why he was acting nervous in front of the police on Sunday morning before being taken to the morgue, when the police first arrived at his residence, before the Police had told Frank about finding the dead body of Mary Phagan in the factory:
Gentlemen, I was nervous. I was completely unstrung. Imagine yourself called from sound slumber in the early hours of the morning, whisked through the chill morning air without breakfast, to go into that undertaking establishment and have the light suddenly flashed on a scene like that. To see that little girl on the dawn of womanhood so cruelly murdered — it was a scene that would have melted stone. Is it any wonder I was nervous.
Frank explained that seeing the murder on Sunday Morning April 28 1913 made him nervous, but Frank left open a wide range of time and didn't explain why he was so nervous before the police took him to the Morgue, or why he was acting so nervous around Newt Lee.
Concerning the testimony by C. B. Dalton about Leo Frank and himself using Franks second floor office to meet up with prostitutes as corroborated by Jim Conley, Frank said
If Dalton was ever in the factory building with any woman, I didn't know it. I never saw Dalton in my life to know him until this crime.
Regarding rumors about the reason why Lucille Selig, Leo Frank's wife, had not visited him for two weeks while he was in jail, Frank proclaimed
The date I was taken into custody, my wife was there. But I thought I would save her the humiliation of seeing me in those surroundings. I expected to be turned loose and returned once more to her side at home. Gentlemen, we did all we could to restrain her... She was perfectly willing to be locked up with me and share my incarceration.
People did the equivalent of roll their eyes, as there was a shifting in the seats when Frank made the above statement.
In response to the testimony of Monteen Stover, that she was waiting in Leo Frank's empty 2nd floor office from 12:05 to 12:10, Frank stated
to the best of my recollection I didn't stir out of the office, but it's possible that, in order to answer a call of nature, I may have gone to the toilet or to urinate, these are things that a man does unconsciously and can't tell you many times nor when he does it.
Concerning the murder of Mary Phagan and the whereabouts and testimony of Jim Conley, Leo Frank stated
Gentleman, I know nothing whatsoever of the death of little Mary Phagan. I had no part in causing her death, nor do I know how she came to her death after she took her money and left my office. I never even saw Jim Conley in the factory or anywhere else on that date, April 26th 1913. ..The statement of the negro Jim Conley is a tissue of lies from first to last. I know nothing whatever of the death of Mary Phagan and Conley's statement as to his coming and going up and helping me dispose of the body, or that I had anything to do with her or to do with him that day is a monstrous lie... The story as to women coming into the factory with me for immoral purposes is a base lie and the few occasions that he claims to have seen me in indecent positions with women is a lie so vile that I have no language with which to fitly denounce it.
Frank finished his 4 hour segment of testimony
Gentlemen, some newspaper men have called me "the silent man in the tower," and I have kept my silence and my counsel advisedly, until the proper time and place. The time is now; the place is here; and I have told you the truth, the whole truth.
Leo M. Frank, By Proxy, Confesses Murdering Mary Phagan August 18th 1913
- The Official Record of the Leo M. Frank Case Murder Trial Known as the Brief of Evidence.
On pages 185 and 186 of the Official Record of the Leo M. Frank Trial Brief of Evidence, July 1913 term, Leo M. Frank describes the events between Noon when he was working in his second floor office and 1:10 to 1:20PM when he left his second floor office to go home for lunch (Southerners at the time called what we call today lunch using the word Dinner).
Frank describes himself leaving his office one time with certainty from Noon to 1:10PM, when he went upstairs to the 4th floor at 12:50, to ask Mrs. Arthur White to leave, and to tell Mr. Arthur White and Harry Denham that he would be locking up the Pencil Factory Building. Frank said to the Jury he may have unconsciously gone to the bathroom to use the the toilet or to urinate, as the only other time he might have possibly left his office during the general time period of the murder. This was spine chilling testimony for everyone who had been meticulously listening to and studying the trial.
- Noon, Twelve Oh Five to Twelve Fifty, Maybe Maybe Twelve Oh Seven is the time span of Mary Phagan's Death
Before the trial, Leo Frank gave multiple different time frames to the Police, Detectives, Coroners Inquest Jury and Trial Jury as to when Mary Phagan came into his office, with the time varying between 12:05 to 12:15, maybe 12:07. At the murder trial Frank in a sort of aloof way describes (for the fourth different version) the time of Phagans arrival, saying Mary Phagan came to his office approximately 10 to 15 minutes after Miss Hall left his office (at about Noon) when the Church bell's tolled.
- NOONTIME - 1205 to 1215 is the Exact Time of the Murder Strangulation
Therefore it can be estimated by Leo M. Frank's August 18th 1913 (4th different version) testimony that Mary Phagan came into his office between 12:10 and 12:15, a rough arrival span of time 5 minutes in length. Though earlier to Police, Detectives and Chief of Detectives Lanford, Frank had said Mary Phagan arrived in his office from 12:05 to 12:10, maybe 12:07. What Leo M. Frank did was lock the time of the murder down to 10 minutes, 12:05 to 12:15. The Prosecution would suggest the murder of Mary Phagan occurred between 12:05 and 12:10, maybe 12:07. Leo Frank puts the time of the murder of Mary Phagan at 12:10 to 12:15. The time span of 12:05 to 12:15 would be the whole struggle of the case, trying to determine what happened during this time?
- Anti-Semite Tom Watson
Firebrand Tom Watson utilizing the 'Official Record of the Leo M. Frank Trial', solved the murder of Mary Phagan by quoting directly from Leo M. Frank statement to the Jury. A seasoned lawyers full analysis of Leo M. Frank's own trial testimony is made in this seminal work. See: Tom Watson's "Jew Pervert" September 1915 in Watson's Magazine produced by the Jefferson Publishing Company.
- Monteen Stover, Alibi Cracker
Leo M. Frank during his 4 hour trial testimony to the jury on August 18th 1913 entrapped himself beyond escape. Monteen Stover testified at the trial that when she went to Leo M. Frank's second floor office to collect her pay, Frank was not in either his inner or outer office from 12:05 to 12:10 in the afternoon of April 26th 1913. Leo Frank testified to the Jury to counter Monteen Stover's statement about his whereabouts 12:05 to 12:10, by saying he may have "unconsciously" gone to the toilet or to urinate. It was a terrifying moment for the people listening to the testimony, and the Leo M. Frank Defense team probably wished he hadn't said he unconsciously went to the toilet or to urinate.
- The Bathroom is in the Metal Room, So is the dressing room.
To go to the bathroom, one has to walk through the metal room. Leo Frank's statement amounted to as close of a confession as possible, without coming right out and admitting it, that he murdered Mary Phagan. The short of it is that all the evidence the prosecution, police, detectives and metal room factory employees pointed to the second floor metal room as being the place Mary Phagan was murdered between 12:05 to 12:15 on April 26th 1913. They all witnessed and testified to the hair on the lathe and fresh blood stains that someone tried to cover up and hide on the floor. The factory workers early in the morning of Monday, April 28 1913, pointed it out before the police even noticed it. Some factory employees were acquainted with the factory floor of the second floor metal room as long as many years and had never seen that blood stain before.
Detailed Version of the Leo M. Frank Near Murder Confession: August 18th 1913
- Where was Mary Phagan?
On Monday, April 28th 1913, only 2 days after the murder and one day after its discovery, Leo M. Frank spoke with police, detectives and Chief of Detectives N. A. Lanford. Leo Frank made an unsigned statement that Mary Phagan had come into his office sometime between, "12:05 to 12:10, maybe 12:07" on April 26th 1913 - these were Frank's exact words recorded by police and detectives.
- Leo M. Frank denies knowing Mary Phagan.
Leo M. Frank made an unbelievable lie, he denied knowing Mary Phagan and this denial would take on greater significance at the murder trial when it was discovered that Mary Phagan had worked at the factory for about a year on the same floor as Leo M. Frank, having drawn more than 50 weekly pay envelopes from the accountant and treasurer Leo M. Frank, and that Leo M. Frank would have to pass directly within 2 to 3 feet of Mary Phagans work station each and every work day to get to the Men's bathroom. Frank being a marathon coffee drinker would likely need to use the bathroom at least once a day during the 10 to 12 hour work shifts. Other factory employees would testify to seeing Leo M. Frank visiting the metal room daily to inspect that no one was loafing and that Frank spoke to Mary Phagan in a pursuant way.
- Harry Scott, National Pinkerton Detective Agency Detective Working for the Leo M. Frank Defense Team.
Detective Harry Scott mounts the Stand to testify on behalf of the Leo M. Frank defense to the Court Judge and Jury.
Leo Frank told Detective Black and Harry Scott the superintendent of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, that he had, "been in his second floor office every minute from noon to 12:35 on April 26th 1913". Detective Harry Scott, the Superintendent of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, was originally hired by millionaire pencil factory investor Moses Frank to work with Leo M. Frank and ferret out the murderer. Leo M. Frank made the wrong assumptions about Harry Scott's loyalty and told him too much information.
- According to Leo M. Frank, Mary Phagan Asked Him, "Has the Metal Had Come in Yet?"
Detective Harry Scott continued to testify representing the defense and at the trial testified that Leo M. Frank told Scott that when Mary Phagan had asked, "if the metal came in yet?", that Leo Frank said he told Mary Phagan, "I don't know".  The statement created motion and motive to go the Metal Room to find out if the metal had arrived or not. The 'Metal' was the brass tips that go on the pencils, so they can hold erasers. Mary worked in the tipping department of the Metal Room.
- Frank Created Motive and Motion to the Metal Room
The damaging statement made by Leo M. Frank to Pinkerton Detective Harry Scott enabled the prosecution to show a pretext in their case against Leo M. Frank, that he lured Phagan from his 2nd floor office into the second floor Metal Room. The Metal Room was a short stroll just down the hall, it was where Mary Phagan had worked for nearly a year, it was where all the evidence presented at the trial suggested Leo M. Frank strangled Phagan. It was the place where the 'Metal' had arrived.
Leo Frank was the last person to admit seeing Mary Phagan alive somewhere between 12:05 and 12:15. Leo Frank was one of three people that were in the factory that day between 12:05 and 12:15.
- Leo Frank Claimed Jim Conley was Never in the Factory
Leo M. Frank claimed that he never knew Jim Conley was in the factory that day. Jim Conley would provide the most vivid testimony in the entire trial over three grueling days of questioning and cross examination under the thundering hammer of Luther Rosser and other council.
- Monteen Stover, Star Witness Provides Evidence Solving the Murder of Mary Phagan
It was discovered when police interviewed Monteen Stover on May 10th 1913, an unimpeachable witness with an unblemished reputation, that she had gone to the national pencil factory building to also collect her pay on April 26th 1913 as many others had. Monteen Stover stated she had gone to Leo Frank's second floor office and looked for him in his inner and outer office, not seeing him there and that she looked for him. Monteen Stover waited for Leo M. Frank from 12:05 to 12:10 and because Frank did not arrive, Stover left the building. Though during the time she was looking for Leo M. Frank to collect her pay, she pointed out something very interesting about the metal room.
Monteen Stover specifically stated that she clearly saw the state of the metal room door, she also checked both of Frank's inner and outer offices for 5 minutes.
During this time period of 12:05 to 12:10 she had looked for Frank, not just in his outer and inner office, but that she looked down the hall noticing the door to the metal room had been closed shut. Because the toilet that Leo Frank had "unconsciously" gone to was in the second floor metal room and on the other side of that door that Monteen Stover saw was closed shut.
It was presumed Leo Frank was behind that closed door with Mary Phagan securely entrapped and strangled.
- Jim Conley, the admitted accomplice of Leo Frank
Jim Conley said at Frank's behest found Mary Phagan's raped and strangled body in the second floor Men's bathroom, which is located inside the metal room, the very place Leo Frank had said he had "unconsciously" gone between 12:05 and 12:10 on April 26th 1913 (Franks statement to counter Monteen Stover's testimony as to why he wasn't in his office).
- The Murder Notes Point to the Bathroom in the Metal Room
The murder notes found in the basement also tended to point to Mary Phagan going to the toilet to "make water". There was only one bathroom Phagan would have gone to and that is the 2nd floor bathroom if she had to go, because the bathroom on the first floor belonged to another company and the bathroom Phagan had gone to for the last 12 months she was employed at the factory, was just a few feet from her work station in the second floor metal room. Had Mary collected her pay on the second floor and if she had wanted to use the toilet, she would have used the only bathroom on the second floor, the one inside the metal room. All the evidence increasingly pointed to the metal room.
Anyone who would have gone into the second floor toilet, because of the radical change in air quality, would have become very much conscious and not unconscious. The bathrooms were absolutely filthy, smelly and barely maintained by Jim Conley, the lazy custodian. Imagine sharing few toilets in 1913 with nearly 107 employees and affiliates during an 11 hour day, 6 days a week. One would definitely not be unconscious when one goes to such an overused and unclean toilet.
- All the Evidence Points to Leo M. Frank
All the testimony, witnesses and evidence of Mary Phagan's murder were leading to the metal room, as several factory employees witnessed and testified to a big fresh blood stain on the floor of the metal room, which someone tried to hide by smearing haskolene on it. Mary Phagan's hair was broken off onto the handle of the lathe machine on Saturday, which was not there on Friday according to the testimony of the employee who used that machine and was well acquainted with it. Monday Morning April 28 1913, numerous employees saw the blood stains and hair in the second floor metal room, they would testify at the trial. Conley testified that he found Mary Phagan's body there when Frank asked him to go and check on the little girl in the metal room, which corroborated the other employees murder scene discoveries.
With all the evidence in the second floor metal room, someone did not do a good clean up job and common sense forensics prevailed.
- Jewish Criminal Activity
The endless criminal activity of the Leo Frank defense team, Jewish Community and lawyers including acts of witness tampering, bribing (countless examples and affidavits), threatening peoples lives (George Epps), mutilating (Minola McKnight the cook of Frank's and Seligs had her face slashed open with a knife) and beating witnesses (Mr. Albert McKnight was beaten within inches of his life), did not prevail. Every court that reviewed the case saw right through the criminal activity of the Jewish Supremacism movement.
1. Frank Arthur Hooper 2. Reuben Rose Arnold 3. Luther Zelig Rosser 4. Hugh M. Dorsey
Murder Conviction August 25th 1913
On August 25th 1913 a trial Jury of 12 men voted unanimously 12 to 0 to convict Leo M. Frank for the strangulation of Mary Phagan on April 26th 1913. Add the Murder Trial Jury unanimous vote of 12 to 0, to the unanimous 7 to 0 vote from the Coroners Inquest, and the unanimous vote of 21 to 0 from the Grand Jury, and the unanimous vote count is now at 40 to 0 (7 + 12 + 21). If Judge Roan affirms (1 to 0) the murder conviction verdict, the vote count goes up from 40 to 0 to 41 to 0.
Sentenced to Death by Hanging August 26 1913
On August 26th 1913, Leo Frank was then sentenced by Judge Leonard S. Roan to be hanged by the neck until dead, may God have mercy on your soul. Reuben Rose Arnold, one of Frank's Dream Team lawyers charismatically quipped after the trial that it takes a Jury of thirteen men to hang a man. Indeed, when Judge Leonard S. Roan, the Trial Judge, affirmed the Guilty Verdict, it increased the unanimous murder conviction vote from twelve to zero to 13 to 0. Frank would appeal to Leonard S. Roan to give him a new trial, it was denied and so Frank took that failed appeal all the way to the supreme court.
- Execution Date Finally Set for the Birthday of Leo M. Frank April 17th 1914
Frank and his defense team would claim that Judge Leonard S. Roan was uncertain about the conviction, but there was no uncertainty for Judge Leonard S. Roan in a cruel sentencing, finally set the date for Leo Frank to have his neck broken by a hang mans noose on April 17th 1914, Leo M. Frank's 30th birthday. Even today, Jewish Supremacists make the claim that Judge Leonard S. Roan was uncertain of Leo M. Frank's verdict and cite forged documents supporting such an erroneous claim, they conveniently leave out the part about hanging Leo M. Frank on his birthday.
- The People v. Leo Frank (2009)
References and Sources
- Leo M. Frank Research Library and Archive. The best source of original primary and contemporary secondary sources on the Leo M. Frank case.
- ↑ Brief of Evidence, p.243, Exhibit B
- ↑ Detective Harry Scott's trial testimony. The Official Record in the Leo M. Frank Trial. The Brief of Evidence 1913.
- ↑ Leo M. Frank Trial Jury Votes Unanimously to Convict on August 25th 1913. http://www.leofrank.org/georgia-archive/B056/D260-B056-0086.JPG
- ↑ Leo M. Frank Judgement by Judge Leonard S. Roan, August 25th 1913. http://www.leofrank.org/georgia-archive/B056/D260-B056-0087.JPG
- ↑ Argument of Reuben Rose Arnold on Behalf of Leo M. Frank. October 1913