Is the Guilty Man Among Those Held?

Is the Guilty Man Among Those Held

Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Tuesday, April 29th, 1913

Is the murderer of Mary Phagan among the four men who are being held at police headquarters, or is he still at large, either among those still unsuspected or among those who have been severely quizzed by the officers?

The men still in custody are:

1—Newt Lee, negro night watchman, who is thought to know much more about the crime than he has told, but who has not been regarded as the perpetrator;

2—Arthur Mullinax, former street car conductor, for whom a strong alibi has been established, and from whom suspicion is shifting;

3—Geron Bailey, negro elevator boy, who has been held as a material witness, but against whom no evidence has been obtained;

4—J. M. Gantt, former employee of the National Pencil Company, located at the plant on Saturday, and identified as the “man with a little girl on Saturday night.” In neither Mullinax’s nor Gantt’s case do the police place much dependence on the so-called identification.

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Atlanta Georgian, April 29th 1913, “Is the Guilty Man Among Those Held?” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)