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This Day in Georgia History

August 20, 1913

Leo Frank Trial Day 21

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

In Fulton County Superior Court, the trial of Leo Frank entered the twenty-first day. Having presented all of their evidence, Frank’s defense team rested their case. Prosecutor Hugh Dorsey then called several female ex-employees of the National Pencil Factory to the stand. They all testified that they had a bad opinion of Leo Frank’s character but could not give concrete examples of immoral behavior on his part. After their testimony, Leo Frank again was called, by the defense, to repudiate their statements. Shortly after 4 p.m., the evidence phase of the case was closed, with final arguments set to begin the next day.