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This Day in Georgia History

July 21, 1913

Conley Indictment Postponed

In Atlanta, a grand jury postponed indicting Jim Conley for the murder of Mary Phagan - at least until Leo Frank’s trial was completed. This decision was reached after an hour-and-a half hour presentation before the grand jury by prosecutor Hugh Dorsey. After the temperature had reached 99 degrees the previous day, Judge L.S. Roan, set to hear the case, said he would consider postponing the trial if the weather remained so hot. Leo Frank Case