Another in our series of new transcriptions of contemporary articles on the Leo Frank case.
Wednesday, June 4th, 1913
Says She Heard Frank’s Wife Tell Mother Frank Had Threatened Suicide
Incoherent Statement by Employee of Frank Household That Must Not Be Taken as Legal Evidence Until Heard and Corroborated in Court.
Another sensational but strangely incoherent affidavit in the Mary Phagan mystery was made public this afternoon when the police gave out what purports to be a startling statement sworn to by Minola McKnight, negro cook in the Frank household, who was grilled for two hours at police headquarters Tuesday.
The statement quotes the McKnight woman as declaring that she overheard Mrs. Leo Frank tell her mother that Frank had talked of murder and had threatened to get a gun and shoot himself.
The Georgian informs its readers once again that police affidavits are not evidence until they have been accepted in court, and that judgment as to their reliability should be withheld until then.
Statement of Negroes in Full
The McKnight woman’s statement is given for what it is worth as follows: [click to continue…]