Lee is Quizzed by Dorsey for New Evidence

Lee is Quizzed by DorseyAnother in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.

Atlanta Georgian

Wednesday, May 7th, 1913

Important Light is T[h]rown on Case Also by Girl Companion of Mary Phagan.

With new evidence in hand, Solicitor Dorsey went to the jail at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon to question Newt Lee, the night watchman, exhaustively. He plied the negro with questions for forty-five minutes.

Before closeting himself with the negro the Solicitor said he had never questioned Lee himself, and he hoped to leave the jail late today with valuable information.

Detective Rosser was reported to have found a 14-year-old girl who had important information bearing on the case.

This girl was taken to Solicitor Dorsey’s office and was questioned for some time. She is said to have been one of the last persons with Mary Phagan before the tragedy.

Solicitor Dorsey said important new evidence had been gleaned, but declined to divulge its nature.

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Atlanta Georgian, May 7th 1913, “Lee is Quizzed by Dorsey for New Evidence,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)