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Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
April 17, 1884 Leo Frank born, Cuero, Texas
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
June 1, 1900 Mary Phagan born, Marietta, Georgia
  Marietta, GA
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
April 26, 1913 Mary Phagan is murdered at the National Pencil Company
  Fulton County, Georgia
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
April 27, 1913 The body of Mary Phagan, bloody, broken, possibly sexually assaulted, was found in the basement of the National Pencil Company in Atlanta. Newt Lee, who found the body, is arrested.
  Atlanta, Georgia (1900-2000)
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 1, 1913 Jim Conley, a black janitor, is arrested when he is discovered rinsing blood off a shirt in the basement of the National Pencil Company
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 8, 1913 Leo Frank and Newt Lee are ordered to be held in the murder of Mary Phagan
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 23, 1913 Leo Frank is indicted in the murder of Mary Phagan
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
May 28, 1913 Jim Conley admits his involvement with the murder. He claims that Leo Frank ordered him to write the murder notes, and that Frank had killed Mary Phagan and had Conley carry her downstairs
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
July 28, 1913 Leo Frank's trial begins
  Fiddlin' John Carson
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
August 4, 1913 Jim Conley testifies at the trial of Leo Frank, claiming that Frank had gotten his help in moving Mary Phagan's body to the cellar.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
August 25, 1913 Leo Frank is found guilty of the murder of Mary Phagan
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
February 24, 1914 Jim Conley, self-professed accomplice to the murder of Mary Phagan, is sentenced to a year of hard labor for his role in the crime.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
June 21, 1915 Leo Frank is transferred from the Fulton County prison to the State Penitentiary at Milledgeville
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
  Fulton County, Georgia
June 21, 1915 Governor John Slaton commutes Leo Frank's death sentence to a lifetime prison sentence.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
July 18, 1915 Leo Frank is assaulted by an inmate of the prison. His throat is slashed.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
August 17, 1915 A lynch mob hangs Leo Frank, near the present-day site of the Big Chicken
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
  Cobb County, Georgia
  Marietta, GA
November 25, 1915 William Simmons, along with some of the men who lynched Leo Frank, and others burn a cross at the top of Stone Mountain, signaling the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan
  Stone Mountain
  Ku Klux Klan in Georgia
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
March 4, 1982 Alonzo Mann, a teenage helper in the National Pencil Factory, admits that he saw Jim Conley carrying the body of Mary Phagan by himself, implicating Conley's testimony
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan
March 11, 1986 Georgia pardons Leo Frank, not because of new evidence in the murder of Mary Phagan, but because the state failed to provide protection while Frank was in custody.
  Leo Frank and the murder of Mary Phagan






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