CRIME: According to St. Matthew

Over Georgia's rutty red roads one August night 19 years ago, a man named B. B. ("Bunce") Napier drove an automobile in the back of which crouched a State prisoner about to be lynched. The prisoner was Leo Frank, young Brooklyn Jew who had gone to Atlanta to superintend a pencil factory. When 14-year-old Mary Phagan was found murdered in the plant, Frank, amid a popular uproar against Jews in general, was arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced to death. Governor John Marshall Slaton imperiled his own life by commuting Frank's sentence to life...

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