Lee’s Attorney Seeks to Gain His Release

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

The Atlanta Journal

Friday, July 4, 1913

It was reported Thursday morning that Bernard L. Chappell, attorney for New [sic] Lee, the negro watchman held in connection with the Mary Phagan case, would take steps to release him from jail by swearing out a writ of habeas corpus.

Attorney Chappell is said to have come to the conclusion that Lee knew nothing about the case other than finding the body and that the state has no right to hold him.

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The Atlanta Journal, July 4th 1913, “Lee’s Attorney Seeks to Gain His Release,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)