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is 'innocent "Is moving "the minds of
thousands of his fellow citizens. It is
asserted that enough new and sup
pressed evidence has been obtained
by the defense to acquit him if given
another trial. F-iye affidavits just
made public, are claimed to prove
that the trial of Prank was a hound
ing and persecution. '
Mrs. Nina Formby solemnly swears
that her original affidavit, which was
one of the most potent of the ,docu-
George W- Epps, Jr., a newsboy
whose story on the witness stand also
told heavily against Frank, admits
his story was untrue and swears it
was part of a frame-up which-detec-tives
drew him into.
Dr. H. F. Harris, who was called
by the prosecution as an expert, as
serts that the girl's hair found on a
lathe on the second floor of the fac
tory, was not that of the murdered
girl. Frank's office was on-'the sec-
Leo tt. Frank )
The Slain Girl and the Man Georgia
Wants to Hang for the Murder.
ments that incriminated Frank, was
absolutely false, and that it had been
made at the instigation of the prose
cution, after she had been piled with
Albert McNight, a negro whose tes
timony seemed to break down
Frank's alibi, and told heavily against
him, now declares upon oath that he
lied, in order to obtain part of the re
ward promised him by the prosecution.
ond floor and the presence of the
hair, it was asserted, was strong evi
dence against him.
The story of' Frank's lawyers Is
that the murder of Mary Phagan
came as the culmination of 15 homi
cides in nine months in Atlanta.
. The police had obtained no convic
tions in these cases, and were charg
ed on all sides with, incompetency.
They arrested Frank and concocted
the whole case against him, his at-