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Injustice kills another Jew Leo Frank in the article The Fate of Leo Frank by Leonard Dinnerstein did not receive a fair trial I believe that the ghost of Leo Frank should haunt forever the families of those who convicted and lynched him Prejudice convicted Leo Frank not the evidence presented at his trial In July 1913 Leo Frank a Georgian pencil manufacturing company co-owner and manager was indicted by a grand jury for the murder of Mary Phangan a thirteen year old girl from Marietta Georgia employed in Franks factory Phagan was on her way to the Confederacy Memorial Day parade when she stopped by the factory to collect her wages She did not arrive at the parade The next series of events took four weeks to try in the Georgia courts The principle witness at Franks trial was Jim Conley a janitor at the pencil factory Prior to the trial Conley gave four affidavits With each he changed his story Conley bore witness at the trial of Franks indiscretions with his female employees He also wrote notes that incriminated himself allegedly at the direction of Frank His testimony was always inconsistent and his performance on the witness stand appeared coached Everything about this black man seemed contrived Other forces working against Frank were his own lawyers Luther Z Rosser and Ruben R Arnold were supposedly two of the best attorneys of the day comparable to Johnny Cochran of the OJ Simpson trial fame Rosser and Arnold I believe did not defend Frank to the best of their ability By not taking advantage of the great number of inconsistencies in the evidence presented by the prosecution they allowed facts to go unclarified They did not use evidence collected by the police investigation which could have conveyed that necessary shadow of doubt to the jury They did not ask for a change of venue for a trial which was before it even convened being
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