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Published on Aug 17, 2015
Leo Frank was convicted on August 25, 1913, for murdering 13 year old little Mary Phagan at Atlanta's National Pencil Company on Georgia Confederate Memorial Day, Saturday, April 26, 1913. Leo Frank was lynched on August 17, 1915, less than two months after his death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment on June 21, 1915 by the out going Governor John Slaton. In a gross conflict of interest Governor-elect John Slaton became law partner of Luther Rosser in May of 1913. Rosser was hired as Leo Frank's lead trial defense counselor. Basically Governor Slaton commuted the death sentence of his own law firm's client, Leo Frank, to great outrage by the people of Georgia.
For more information about the murder of Mary Phagan and lynching of Leo Frank, please visit the world's foremost research library about this infamous case at http://www.LeoFrank.org
Also: The American Mercury has an exceptionally well researched series about the Leo Frank trial: