The story of leo frank is a tale of murder, titillation, anti-semitism, racism, tensions between the north and south, secrets and lies if it were fiction, you'd be forgiven for thinking it over. Leo max frank (april 17, 1884 - august 17, 1915) was an american factory superintendent who was convicted in 1913 of the murder of a 13-year-old employee, mary phagan, in atlanta, georgia. Although leo frank made a public show of support for newt lee, stating lee was not guilty of the murder, behind the scenes he was saying quite different things.
Finally, frank's army of counselors made a second appeal to the us supreme court — which was also rejected, allowing leo frank's original guilty verdict and sentence of death for the murder by strangulation of mary phagan to stand. Leo frank was convicted of the murder of a 13 year-old employee at his pencil factory when his death sentence was commuted to life in prison, angry citizens stormed the jail and dragged him to a tree in marietta, georgia and hung him. This new audio book, based on the nation of islam's the leo frank case: the lynching of a guilty man, the best investigative effort made on the leo frank case in the last 100 years, will take you on a trip into the past — to the greatest american murder mystery of all time a mystery that will reveal to you the hidden forces that shape our. Leo frank via wikimedia commons on august 17, 1915, jewish-american engineer leo frank was dragged from his jail cell and lynched, putting a cap on an infamous murder case that had inflamed the.
When leo frank was first arrested for the murder of mary phagan, his and his defense team's major focus was placing the blame on newt lee, the black night watchman who discovered the murdered girl's body they were so eager to avoid any attention being given to another black man, jim conley, the. The single most famous lynching in american history remains that of leo frank, a jewish factory superintendent in atlanta, convicted in 1913 of murdering mary phagan, a 13-year-old girl in his employ. A commentary on the murder of mary phagan and the subsequent trial and lynching of leo frank check-out the new famous trials website at wwwfamous-trialscom : the new website has a cleaner look, additional video and audio clips, revised trial accounts, and new features that should improve the navigation.
Leo frank was convicted of murdering a teenage girl 100 years ago, which led to his notorious lynching the case's thorny questions about race and hatred have only sharpened with time. June 4, 1913 - leo frank's wife released a statement insisting her husband was innocent of the murder of mary phagan, and accused solicitor hugh dorsey of torturing witnesses to give false incriminating evidence against frank.
The leo frank case is one of the most notorious and highly publicized cases in the legal annals of georgia a jewish man in atlanta was placed on trial and convicted of raping and murdering a thirteen-year-old girl who worked for the national pencil company, which he managed. More or less, leo frank was a victim of press influencing public opinion, the need for hugh dorsey (the prosecutor) to have a successful case, and racial prejudice of the time contrary to public opinion, leo frank was not guilty for murdering mary phagan. Leo frank, a jewish factory superintendent, was convicted of a crime he didn't commit, then abducted from prison and lynched by a mob (anti-defamation league. The jury returns its verdict: leo frank is found guilty of murder frank, his family, and his lead attorneys are not present when the verdict is announced because of the judge's fear of mob violence.
Just over a century ago, on aug 25, 1913, a georgia jury found factory superintendent leo frank guilty of the horrific murder of 13-year-old mary phagan, whose strangled corpse was found in the basement of atlanta's national pencil company, which frank ran. Convicted of the april 1913 murder of 13-year-old factory worker mary phagan in atlanta, georgia, leo frank appeals the conviction for the next two years, and the us supreme court eventually rejects frank's final appeal in april 1915.
The murder of little mary phagan by mary phagan kean written by mary phagan kean, the great grand niece of mary phagan this semi-autobiographical and neutral account of the events surrounding the trial and appeals of leo frank include never before published detailed information about frank's posthumous pardon. However, the title, 100 reasons leo frank is guilty, is something of an exaggeration a better title might have been along the lines of 100 arguments that make the case that leo frank was guilty of the murder of msry phagan. 67 finally, frank's army of counselors made a second appeal to the us supreme court — which was also rejected, allowing leo frank's original guilty verdict and sentence of death for the murder by strangulation of mary phagan to stand.