Daily Archives: August 17, 2015

Jewish businessman Leo Frank lynched in Marietta, Georgia 100 years ago this hour (Aug 17 1915)

Video: 'Murder case, Leo Frank lynching live on'

(Tuesday, August 17, 1915, at around 7:00 a.m. local time) — A mob in Cobb County, Georgia, today lynched Jewish businessman Leo Frank, 31, whose death sentence for the April 1913 murder of 13-year-old Mary Phagan had been commuted to life imprisonment.

Frank, who’d maintained his innocence, was pardoned by the state of Georgia in 1986.