On September 6, 1901, at the Pan-American Exhibition in Buffalo, New York, Leon Czolgosz fired two shots at President William McKinley. McKinley died September 14, of gangrene poisoning, the third president in 36 years to be felled by an assassin. Czolgosz's trial began September 23, in the New York Supreme Court, in Buffalo, and ended the next day. During his incarceration, a physical examination revealed no signs of insanity and thus no insanity defense was undertaken. Czolgosz, however, never met with his defense team until the day of ...

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