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Imprisoned by the PastWarren McCleskey and the American Death Penalty$
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Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199967933

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199967933.001.0001

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The Trial of Warren McCleskey

The Trial of Warren McCleskey

(p.21) Chapter 2 The Trial of Warren McCleskey
Imprisoned by the Past

Jeffrey L. Kirchmeier

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the trials for the Dixie Furniture Company robbery and the murder of Officer Frank Schlatt. Warren McCleskey’s Atlanta murder trial began with the prosecutor arguing that McCleskey killed Officer Frank Schlatt, while McCleskey’s lawyer argued McCleskey was innocent. The prosecutor’s witnesses included Ben Wright, another Dixie Furniture Company robber who claimed McCleskey admitted to the murder, and Offie Evans, who had been held in a cell next to McCleskey. After McCleskey was found guilty, his attorney did not present any witnesses during McCleskey’s sentencing hearing, and the court sent McCleskey to death row, where he would spend more than a decade.

Keywords:   McCleskey trial, Warren McCleskey, Officer Frank Schlatt, capital sentencing, murder trial, death penalty, Dixie Furniture Company, Atlanta

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