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Death of Mary Phagan - 1913

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Death of Mary Phagan - 1913

Posted: 8 Nov 2010 12:49PM GMT
Classification: Obituary
Appears in The Bulletin, San Francisco - 7 July 1913

CONFESSES COMPLICITY IN MURDER OF GIRL

Atlanta, Georgia, May 30 - Local police says that James Conley, negro sweeper at the pencil factory where the body of Mary Phagan was found on April 27, has confessed that he had knowledge of the murder. The police claim that Conley accused Leo M. Frank, factory superintendent, of the crime, but insisted that he did not see it committe (committed). Conley also is said to have admitted making an attempt to dispose of the body. The negro is alleged to have said he kept silence until last night believing that he would be rewarded by Frank.

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