Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
August 5th, 1913
Declares There Were Bars Across Door on Second Floor on Day Before Murder.
Following Sergeant Dobbs, Mell Stanford, a factory employee, who had previously testified, was recalled for a few minutes.
“Was the door on the second floor back locked or unlocked on Friday, April 25?” asked Mr. Dorsey.
“There were bars across it,” said Stanford.
“Was there any way to get down back there?”
“Only by the fire escape.”
“Was the area of the metal room cleaned up after the murder?”
“Yes, sir, during the following week.”
“Did you clean it up?” asked Mr. Rosser, who here took up the cross-examination.
“No, sir, I saw it being cleaned up, though.”
“Could a man have removed that bar to the door back there and then gone up the stairs?”
Stanford was then excused.
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Atlanta Constitution, August 5th 1913, “Stanford Recalled by Solicitor Dorsey,” Leo Frank case newspaper article series (Original PDF)