Leo Frank Case

1913

Background of Leo Frank

Leo Frank is a manager at the local pencil factory. He has been married for two year and is Jewish. He was born April 17, 1884 in Cuero, he moved to Europe in 1907 were he was an apprentice for the pencil factory. In 1908 he moved to Atlanta to the national pencil factory. Soon after, he married Lucille Selig in 1910.

Leo Frank Case

Leo Frank was accused of murdering a young girl at the pencil factory. This girl is among the many girls that worked there. She was going to get her pay then go straight to the parade. Then she was murdered at the downstairs basement of the factory. The prosecutor was Hugh Dorsey and it was said that if he won that case he would win the election to become governor. The governor at the time was John Slaton. Hugh was persistent and wanted to get the case pushed faster, before he became governor.Leo Frank was sentenced to life in prison.
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After The Trial

After the sentencing, Slaton was interested in the case and tried to find new evidence that could prove Leo's innocence. He recalled the witnesses and questioned them to get the true story. He looked to see if the stories were the same as their original statement. The verdict stayed the same and Leo still had to serve life in prison till two years later he was stolen and hanged. Decades later new evidence was found to prove his innocence.
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