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This Day in Georgia History

August 16, 1913

Leo Frank Trial Day 18

To view an image of Leo Frank at his trial, see the Digital Library of Georgia.

On the eighteenth day in the trial of Leo Frank, many more female employees of the National Pencil factory were called - all testifying to Frank’s good character and that he had never done anything improper to them. One did say he opened the door to the girls’ dressing room once, but the defense claimed this was because some girls were flirting out the window and he wanted to stop it. Residents of the area where the Franks lived testified that he had walked around the neighborhood the evening after the murder, and seemed calm and normal. Finally, on this Saturday afternoon, the defense announced what most of the crowd had been waiting to hear; Leo Frank himself would take the stand on Monday.