Glory to Mary Phagan Part 1
John de Nugent - Glory to Mary Phagan and the White Men who avenged her
Leo Frank and the killing of Mary Phagan
Leo Max Frank (April 17, 1884 – August 17, 1915) was a violent Jewish serial child molester, pedophile-rapist, adulterous whoremonger and vicious strangler in the United States. He was president of the Atlanta chapter of B'nai B'rith in 1912 & 1913, and on August 17, 1915, he was executed by hanging, for bludgeoning, raping, and strangling of 13-year old Mary Phagan, on April 26, 1913.
Brooklyn raised and educated as a mechanical engineer at Ivy League Cornell University in Ithaca, NY (1902 - 1906), he later trained in pencil manufacturing at Eberhard Faber in the former German Empire during a 9-month apprenticeship in 1908. Leo M. Frank returned to America at Ellis Island, August 1st, 1908. Briefly visiting his family in Brooklyn for just a few short days. Leo M. Frank traveled to Pennsylvania Station in Manhattan on 34th and 8th, and embarked on a 2-day train ride to Atlanta, Georgia.
Arriving in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 6, 1908, Leo M. Frank began a dramatic five year chapter in his life. With a blessing from his rich and savvy, cotton oil investor, uncle Moses Frank, the National Pencil Company would hire Leo M. Frank on August 10, 1908, until Tuesday, April 29, 1913, when Leo M. Frank was arrested and became the prime suspect in the Mary Phagan murder mystery investigation.
Glory to Mary Phagan Part 2
On May 7, 1913, A Coroner's Inquest lead by the prodigious savant Coroner Paul Donehee, and a Jury of 6 men, questioned 160 directly affiliated witnesses and associates, and then voted unanimously 7 to 0, to bind over Leo M. Frank for the murder of Mary Phagan and to be reviewed by a Grand Jury.
On May 24, 1913, a Grand Jury of 21 men which included 4 Jewish members, after completing a thorough murder investigation and hearing the testimony of numerous witnesses, voted unanimously 21 to 0, to indict Leo M. Frank, charging him with the strangulation of Mary Phagan on April 26, 1913.
On July 28, 1913, the Leo M. Frank trial began, more than 200 witnesses for the State and Defense were to be called.
On August 18, 1913, Leo Frank made a virtual murder confession at his trial, during his 4 hour statement. In response to Monteen Stover's testimony about Leo Frank's inner and outer office being empty on April 26, 1913, between 12:05 and 12:10 PM, Leo Frank stated the reason his office was empty was during this time was because he might have "unconsciously" gone to the bathroom to use the toilet or to urinate. The only bathroom on the second floor was in the metal room, the place the State's prosecution spent the first three months of the trial convincing the Jury that Leo Frank murdered Mary Phagan on April 26, 1913, between 12:05 and 12:10 PM.
On August 21, 1913, the longest, and most expensive trial in Southern history at the time ends, closing arguments begin.
On August 25, 1913, closing arguments end at Noon. At 4:00 PM, after 4 hours of Jury deliberation, Leo M. Frank was unanimously (12 to 0) convicted of murder, for the Confederate Memorial Day strangling of little Mary Anne Phagan on April 26, 1913.
On August 26, 1913, the presiding Judge, the Honorable Leonard Strickland Roan, affirmed the verdict of guilt, and sentenced Leo Frank to death by hanging. Together, the Judge, along with the 12-man Jury, voted unanimously 13 to 0 against Leo M. Frank. Judge Roan sentenced Leo Frank to hang on October 10, 1913.
On October 31, 1913, Judge Leonard Strickland Roan rejected a request for a new trial by the Leo Frank defense dream team, and re-sentenced Leo Max Frank to die on his 30th birthday, April 17, 1914. The sentencing put doubts into any claims Judge Roan doubted the verdict of guilt.
From August 27, 1913, to April 22, 1915, Leo M. Frank appealed his conviction to every level of the United States Appellate Court System, including, the Georgia Superior Court, Georgia Supreme Court (twice), Federal District Court and the United States Supreme Court (twice).
Every level of the United States Legal System, after carefully and meticulously reviewing the trial testimony and evidence, voted in majority decisions to reject his appeals and preserve the unanimous verdict of guilt given to Leo M. Frank by the 13-man tribunal of Judge Leonard Strickland Roan and the 12-man Jury.
In May of 1915, the Georgia State Prison Board voted 2 to 1 against a clemency petition by and for Leo M. Frank.
Leo Frank's death sentence was commuted on June 21, 1915, from hanging to life in prison, by a corrupt outgoing Governor, John M. Slaton, who had been bribed by wealthy Jews and was a senior law partner and part owner of the wealthy and powerful law firm that provided legal representation (Rosser, Slaton, Brandon & Phillips) for Leo M. Frank at his capital murder trial (July 28 to August 26, 1913) and a number of his appeals.
Outraged, the most prominent men from the State of Georgia, including a former governor, formed the Knight's of Mary Phagan in the summer of 1915. Later many of these men became the founding fathers (November 25, 1915) of the second incarnation of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) revival.
On July 17, 1915, Leo Frank "got shanked" in prison. His throat was slashed with a 7 inch butcher knife and he barely survived the attack.
On August 16, 1915 - about two months after the illegal commutation - the most audacious prison break in U.S. history was executed with military precision by a group of leading men from Georgia's society and government. Leo Frank was abducted from the Milledgeville State Prison, a work farm, driven 150 miles to Frey's Gin in Cobb County, Marietta, and lynched from a mature oak tree. The site of the lynching encompassed by Frey's Grove, is now 1200 Roswell Road, Marietta, GA.
For more informations about Leo Frank - Ebooks PDF
Why was Leo Frank lynched ? - The American Mercury
Vanessa Neubauer - The murder of little Mary Phagan - AudioBook
Leo Frank Case - Atlanta Georgia Greatest Murder Mystery 1913 - Audiobook
The American Mercury - Watson's Magazine - 23 articles about Leo Frank
The murder of little Mary Phagan - Mary Phagan Kean - 1987
Leo Frank and the Birth of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith
The Truth about Leo Frank
Francis X. Busch - Guilty or Not Guilty ?