Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
Thursday, May 22nd, 1913
Names of Leo M. Frank and the Negro, Newt Lee, to Be Presented by State as the Accused
DORSEY TO CONCENTRATE EFFORT AGAINST FORMER
Improbable That Evidence Favorable to Mr. Frank Will Be Attempted—Experts Ready on Various Phases
The Phagan investigation will go to the grand jury on Friday and the state will use every effort to introduce sufficient evidence against the two suspects ordered held by the coroner’s jury to secure true bills.
Solicitor General Dorsey announced late Thursday that there had been no development which would change his plan to present the case to the twenty-three grand jurors on Friday. The names of both Leo M. Frank, superintendent of the National Pencil factory, and Newt Lee, negro nightwatchman, will be presented the jury, but it is said that the state will concentrate its evidence in an effort to secure a true bill against the factory superintendent.
WILL WITHHOLD EVIDENCE.
As to whether his expert testimony by physicians and by finger print, handwriting and blood specialists would be introduced before the grand jury, Mr. Dorsey would make no statement.
It is said, however, that the state will withhold all evidence possible without jeopardizing its chances of securing a true bill.
The grand jury session to take up the famous case has been called for 10 o’clock Friday morning, and a small army of deputy sheriffs and attaches of the solicitor’s office will be used Thursday in subpenaing [sic] the numerous witnesses in the case. Continue Reading →