Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
The Atlanta Georgian
Monday, July 14, 1913
MRS. CRAWFORD BEGINS FIGHT FOR HER FREEDOM
STATE STILL CONFIDENT OF CASE
Story of Negro Who Says He Was Eyewitness of Slaying Disbelieved by Solicitor.
Solicitor General Hugh M. Dorsey and Attorney Frank A. Hooper, engaged in the prosecution of Leo M. Frank, were induced Monday to break the silence they have maintained grilling the negro Jim Conley last week. They made their first public comments on the sensational developments of the last few days in the Phagan murder mystery.
Both declared emphatically that neither the affidavit of W. H. Mincey, insurance solicitor, nor the reported confession of the negro Will Green, who is said to have been an eyewitness of the attack upon Mary Phagan, gave evidence sufficient to shake their conviction of Leo Frank’s guilt.
Rumors that the State was preparing to change its theory and to ask for the indictment of Jim Conley were laughed at.
Mincey Affidavit Discounted.