Source: Timely Topics
Source type: magazine
Document type: article
Document title: “Czolgosz Indicted”
Date of publication: 20 September 1901
Volume number: 6
Issue number: 3
|“Czolgosz Indicted.” Timely Topics 20 Sept. 1901 v6n3: p. 41.|
|Leon Czolgosz (indictment); Leon Czolgosz (arraignment); Leon Czolgosz.|
|Leon Czolgosz; Edward K. Emery; Loran L. Lewis; William McKinley; Thomas Penney; Robert C. Titus.|
Leon C. Czolgosz, alias Fred Nieman, has been
indicted by the Erie County Court grand jury for the crime of murder in the
first degree, in fatally shooting President William McKinley at the Temple of
Music in the Pan-American exposition grounds at 4:15 o’clock on the afternoon
of September 6.
When arraigned before Judge Edward K. Emery, in the County Court, the prisoner stubbornly refused to answer questions repeatedly asked him by District Attorney Penney as to whether he had counsel or wanted counsel. The district attorney then suggested that, inasmuch as the defendant refused to answer, counsel should be assigned.
Judge Emery assigned Hon. Loran L. Lewis, and Hon. Robert C. Titus, former Supreme Court justices, of Buffalo, whose names had been suggested by the Erie County Bar association.
Czolgosz is of medium height, of fairly good build and has light curly hair, but a ten-days’ growth of beard on his face gave him an unkempt appearance. Apparently he feigned insanity, but not stupidity, and his glance roamed about, but his eyes were always downcast. Not once did he look the county prosecutor or the judge in the face.