Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
The Atlanta Georgian
Sunday, July 13, 1913
Attorney Leavitt Declares Tale That Conley Admitted Killing Girl Will Stand Test.
NEWT LEE STILL HELD IN JAIL
Solicitor General Hugh Dorsey Promises to Present a Bill Against Him as Suspect.
That several negro women overheard Jim Conley when he ran the insurance agent, Mincey, away with the alleged statement that he had just killed a girl and didn’t want to kill anyone else, and that the affidavits from the women are in the hands of the attorneys for the defense, was stated Saturday by Attorney J.H. Leavitt, who aided in obtaining the sensational affidavit from Mincey.
Attorney Leavitt defended the character of the man who made the affidavit and denied emphatically that Mincey even asked about the money he would receive as a witness, except whether his railroad fare would be paid if he were out of the city.
Explains Dukes’ Doubts.