The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

Archive Report

Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian radicals, one a shoe operative and the other a fish peddler, are under sentence to die during the week beginning July 10, 1927, for the murder of two men in a payroll holdup at South Braintree, Massachusetts, April 15, 1920.

May 5, 1920—Sacco and Vanzetti were arrested as suspects in connection with the Braintree crime.

Sept. 14, 1920—They were indicted for murder.

May 21, 1921—They were placed on trial before a jury in Judge Webster Thayer's court at Dedham, Massachusetts.

July 14, 1921—A verdict was returned finding Sacco and Vanzetti guilty of murder in the first degree. Defense motions for a new trial were subsequently denied by Judge Thayer.

May 12, 1926—The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts overruled exceptions to Judge Thayer's conduct ...

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