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This Day in Georgia History

August 26, 1913

Leo Frank Sentenced

In Atlanta, Fulton County Superior Court judge L.S. Roan sentenced Leo Frank to hang for the murder of Mary Phagan. The execution date was set for October 10, but Frank’s attorneys immediately entered a motion for a new trial. The hearing on this motion was set for October 4, thus assuring that there would be a delay in carrying out Frank’s sentence.

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