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Leon was the man who assassinated President McKinley, he was a major annoyance to Sam as since it was around Halloween all Demons, including Gladys were on holidays meaning Sam had to keep him for 2 or 3 days. This was particularly annoying as Sock found him funny and liked the guy and because Leon could talk from the snowglobe vessel. Leon had the ability to turn his hands into larger sniper rifles but after therapy ,along with discovering issues with his father, made him lose his killer instinct.

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I killed the President because he was the enemy of the good people – the good working people. I am not sorry for my crime.

Leon F. Czolgosz (born 1873 in Alpena) was the son of Polish immigrants. The family had seven children. In 1881 the family moved to Detroit. Leon left his family when he was 10 years old to work. He and two of his brothers soon found work in a wire rolling mill. After the workers of his factory went on strike, he and his brothers were fired. At the age of 16 he began to work in a glass factory. After several clashes between striking workers and the police, he suffered a nervous breakdown in 1898 and returned to his family. Czolgosz was constantly at odds with his stepmother and with his family's Roman Catholic beliefs. This alienated him ever further from his family. He was a follower of Emma Goldman and visited many of her public speeches. From this Czolgosz gained a strong enthusiasm for the idea of anarchism. On 29 July 1900 perpetrated the Italian anarchist Gaetano Bresci an attack on the Italian King Umberto I.. This attack strongly influenced Czolgosz, he decided to kill the American president.

Although the President was protected by 50 bodyguards Czolgosz suceeded to shot President McKinley twice. The bodyguards immediately subdued Czolgosz and had him nearly lynched when the seriously wounded president stopped them (Go easy with him, boys!). Although the injuries initially appeared not life threatening, McKinleys condition deteriorated rapidly. Eight days later, he finally succumbed to the consequences of the attack.

Czolgosz was convicted and sentenced to death on September 23, in a brief trial that lasted eight and a half hours from jury selection to verdict. Upon returning to Auburn Prison, he asked the Warden if this meant he would be transferred to Sing Sing to be electrocuted, and seemed surprised to learn that Auburn had its own electric chair.

Czolgosz was electrocuted by three jolts, each of 1800 volts, in Auburn Prison on October 29, 1901. His brother Waldek and his brother-in-law Frank Bandowski were in attendance, though when Waldek asked the Warden for his brother's body to be taken for proper burial, he was informed that he "would never be able to take it away" and that crowds of people would mob him, so the body had to be buried on prison grounds.

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