Czolgosz' Trial

Monday , September 23, 1901, at 10 o'clock A.M., the trial of Leon Czolgosz, for the assassination of President McKinley at Buffalo, began. It took place in part 3 of the Supreme Court at Buffalo, Criminal Section, before Justice Truman C. White.

Czolgosz was arraigned and pleaded guilty, but under the practice prevailing, this plea could not be accepted, and the court ordered a counter-plea of not guilty to be entered.

The prisoner was represented—under appointment by the court—by Ex-Judges Loran L. Lewis and Robert O. Titus, and Carleton E. Ladd, Esq., while the state was represented by District-Attorney Penny and Assistant District-Attorney Haller.

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The Metropolitan
October 3, 1901

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